What was the side of the object in front of the sun? does it block the main part of the sun? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1011606
It seemed that all the sun's rays had not fully risen. I would say the object would be just slightly above the center of the the sun.
There were a few clouds in the sky covering is a bit...but then the clouds moved and there is was. I was 5 min late for work cause I could stop staring at it in the parking lot.
I was thinking... is anybody else seeing this, or maybe it's just the moon. But the way is was radiating somehow (best I can describe it) I was thinking, I never saw the moon like that.
Then I also wondered does the sun look like the moon in the morning sometimes, behind clouds maybe....I don't know.
Can't get it off my mind...
The 'radiating' effect could be distortion from our atmosphere? Here's a website that tells what we see each month for stars and planets.
"Naked Eye Planets [The Sun, Moon and planets rise in the east and set in the west due to Earth's west-to-east rotation on its axis.]
Evenings: Mercury (early in the month), Mars (early evening), Jupiter
Morning: Mercury (late in the month), Saturn (later in the month), Venus, Jupiter
starts the month very low in WSW at dusk, becomes lost in the glare of the setting Sun within a week, passes in front of the Sun at mid-month, and begins to emerge in the morning low in the ESE the last week of Nov
* Venus, now rising 2-3 hours before the Sun, is still the brilliant "morning star" in the eastern sky.
* Mars spends the entire month hanging low in the WSW in the early evening and sets a couple of hours after the Sun.
* Jupiter, now rising in the east soon after dark, is up all night and high in the west by morning.
* Saturn starts the month hidden in the glare of the rising Sun but by mid-month begins to emerge in the morning sky."
possibly Mercury or Saturn?
His most recent post is for December. Scroll down to see November's info. Hope this helps?