What’s That in the Sky Near Sulphur?

Around 5 p.m. on February 16, 2020, several residents in Southwest Louisiana took to social media asking about an object in the sky near Sulphur. Some speculated that it was a star, while others suggested that it was a weather balloon. We were able to capture a photo of the object, and after zooming in, checking flight paths, and checking with World View, we were able to find that it is a Stratollite balloon. A Stratollite is a high-altitude weather and imaging balloon. 

The balloon launched out of Arizona and is owned by World View, a company that provides aerial data and analytics using sensors on the balloon.

The flight of the balloon can be tracked on the Flightradar24 website by following this link.

There is also a track of the flight on the World View tracker website that can be viewed by following this link.

You can find more information about World View by following this link.

Weather Balloon Over Sulphur