High-altitude balloon looming over Lincoln this morning

Did you see something next to the Moon this morning? We’ve received several photos and calls about a mysterious “white dot” next to the Moon. Derrick Nelson sent this photo in this morning.

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Photo sent in by Derrick Nelson.

According to Flightradar24, what you were seeing was a high-altitude balloon launched by Raven Aerostar. This balloon has been observed to be floating above the Lincoln area this morning at an altitude around 11 miles off the ground.

You can check out the balloon’s flight path over the last several hours here.

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