A stratosphere balloon illuminated by the setting Sun is always worthy of note, but to have a jet pass so "closely" (from the photographer's point of view) must be a rare treat. This scene was captured by John WECKERLE, Editor of www.nm-central.com. The location was near Edgewood, New Mexico. Date and time: June 8, 2009, about 8 p.m.
[© John WECKERLE - photo shown with permission (for more images of this unusual encounter see: nm-central.com.]