For some reason all my comments failed to be published in my last post on the 10 January 1954 event. Here are a few more;
5. The Sun set to the WSW.
6. Unlike Zanthus, there was only one object reported.
7. Morgan is located some 150 kms NE of Adelaide.
8. The aircraft would have been heading roughly SW at the time.
9. As shown in The Advertiser date 11 January 1954, the weather details for the 10 January were:
There was a high pressure south of Adelaide at the time.
The Adelaide temperature readings for 10 January were a maximum of 73.6 F; minimum 57.5 F.
The Adelaide barometer readings were 30.14 inches at 3pm and 30.21 inches at 9pm on the 10th.
The Adelaide relative humidity readings were 38% at 3pm and 67% at 9pm. on the 10th.
It was stated that the state was rainless on the 10th.
Winds were light and from the South to South-east over the Morgan area on the 10th.
What do readers think about a possible mirage explanation for the observation?