Friday, January 10, 2014

Beam me up Scotty! Can anyone explain this photo??

This photo was posted on Earthsky's facebook page today asking if anyone knew what it was. I found the image fascinating! Also note the bright little object to the left of the umbrella just above what appears to be water. Can anyone explain what we are looking at here??


6 comments:

  1. The best explanation I've seen is rolling shutter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_shutter ...

    Solution posted to reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1uvpy2/so_apparently_rapture_has_started/

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    1. Yep, saw that too...but what of the little glowing object left of the umbrella?

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  2. Also from Reddit
    [–]xo3k 64 points 21 hours ago
    It's a horizontal scan the pink section is the time during which the sky was lit up by the lightning flash. The flash of light was far behind the tree so the lighting on the tree didn't change during that section of the picture, nor did the lighting in the foreground. Still cool though.
    and re the orb in bottom left of picture
    [–]kvnryn 223 points 21 hours ago
    The person taking the picture is standing behind a sliding glass door and what you circled is a reflection of a light that is on inside the house, behind where they are standing. I said that with a lot of authority even though it's a 100% guess.

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    1. Well it sounds like a very scientifical guess *grin*. I likey, so good nuff for me :) Thanks for taking the time to explain!

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    2. Ask Blossom Goodchild!!!! ;-) @ www.blossomgoodchild.com

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  3. Sowry........But mentions "Pillars of Light" here.......... http://blossomgoodchild.blogspot.com.au/

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