Friday, February 02, 2007

Australia Day Photo

Fireworks, Lightning, Sunset, a Comet, and the Beach all in one image - taken in Perth on Australia's south-west coast.

In addition to the obvious features in the photo, just to the right of the fireworks, up the sky there is the third - McNaught's Comet. You might have to click on the image to get the enlarged version to see it better.

Pity of it is that the cloud is hiding a lot of the tail, and by the 26th, the comet had faded significantly. When I saw it with my kids about a week earlier, it was absolutely stunning - more like this:


At 2:05 AM, Anonymous Leetie said...

Wow! That's really cool.

At 7:25 AM, Blogger wysiwyg said...

Gobsmacking is another superlative that comes to mind....

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Sarah O. said...

First the Southern Cross and now all this stuff in the sky. Gobsmacking indeed!

I've got to comment on the thunderstorm near the beach. You Aussies are such spirited risk-takers: In The States, we'd be marshalled off the beach if lightning were spotted a hundred miles away.

And I'm pretty sure a comet sighting would produce mass hysteria. We Yanks are sure an asteroid will end the planet on any given day.

At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Charmaine said...

Great work.


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