If you can find a better photo, please tell me!

Wednesday 18 April, 2007

Explanation: Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town. On January 26, people from Perth, Australia gathered on a local beach to watch a sky light up with delights near and far. Nearby, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. On the far right, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance. Near the image center, though, seen through clouds, was the most unusual sight of all: Comet McNaught. The photogenic comet was so bright that it even remained visible though the din of Earthly flashes. Comet McNaught continues to move out from the Sun and dim, but should remain visible in southern skies with binoculars through the end of this month. The above image is actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.

Source: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070205.html

So it is actually 3 photos joined and it has been “digitally processed” but it’s still cool as hell if you ask me. 🙂

James

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2 Responses to “If you can find a better photo, please tell me!”

  1. mark Says:

    At first I looked at the photo and thought ok FAKE!
    then after reading into it you really had me going
    then you reveled it at the end
    I was so disappointed!:(

    Some thing you have to keep a “mist story”


  2. Well it was only “digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework”. Not really a fake. I think it’s pretty amazing! 🙂


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