Monday, June 28, 2010

Spectacular Lightning Strikes

This shot shows a lightning bolt striking an airplane taking off at Osaka's airport, then hitting the ground. Lightning is not dangerous for airliners, as the electricity flows around their aluminum skin.

Lightning strike on Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas.

The famous photo of a comet between fireworks and lightning. On January 26, 2007, 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 image is actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.

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