Many of the strange things we see in the sky are explained away as balloons or shopping bags. I would be hard pressed to come up with any earthly explanation for this object, which stayed in one place for several minutes in the eastern sky at sunset this evening in West Los Angeles. It rotated, seemed to shy away from my camera and retreat, becoming quite small for a while, and then relaxing and coming back for photos. Zooming in closely revealed changes to the shape from one photo to the next. I may have enjoyed a shopping trip to Ross today, but this is no Ross shopping bag.
Update 7/26/17: Thanks to all the teenage unicorn and fairy nonsense blogs for reblogging and bringing more hits to Somewhere Under the Chembow. Your shilling is very much appreciated! Hope you all made lots of $$ for your comments!