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Old 02-06-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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February 6, 2007: Fireworks, comet, lightning



When xoB sent this along I thought it surely must be a fake. When it became
Astronomy Pic of the Day yesterday I asked the photographer for permission to
use it. This is the work of Antti Kemppainen, and a fine work it is; APoD says it's
actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red
reflections from the exploding firework
, which is one reason it takes on this
otherworldly quality.

But never mind the processing; the most impressive part is that all three events
are captured at the same time and place, including the sunset and the beach and
visitors; and it's beautiful. The comet is McNaught's comet, visible now in the
southern hemisphere. The location is Perth, just north of Hillary's Marina. And the
reason for the fireworks is that it was taken on Australia Day.
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:50 AM   #2
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awesome

Saw this on Aopd yesterday and was awestruck. Bravo to a great rendering!! That's a bravo to the photographer adn also to Mother Nature!
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Really, really, really gorgeous and awe inspiring.

So. Why do those three guys sitting together on the beach all have white t-shirts with black triangles on them?
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #5
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They're pointing the way to the comet.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:41 AM   #6
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Really, really, really gorgeous and awe inspiring.

So. Why do those three guys sitting together on the beach all have white t-shirts with black triangles on them?
To keep from getting sunburned on their backs? :-)
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:42 AM   #7
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This is a great Image of the Day.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:00 AM   #8
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This is a great Image of the Day.
Agreed Thanks for going through the extra trouble to secure this one. I really enjoyed it.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:53 AM   #9
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I just got back from Botswana and Namibia but was never able to find the comet. A full moon and frequent clouds made seeing hard and I was mostly north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:58 AM   #10
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Did anyone else see the person holding what looks like a sparkler?

Or is it a lighter exploding from trying to lite too many cigs?

I think what I find most interesting is none of these people seem to notice the lightning. Thet're too interested in the comet or fireworks.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:05 PM   #11
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So. Why do those three guys sitting together on the beach all have white t-shirts with black triangles on them?
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:26 PM   #12
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I'm thinking Turner missed a pretty good opportunity, here...
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:22 PM   #13
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That picture is unreal.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:28 PM   #14
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way awesome
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:59 PM   #15
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Wow.
Just... Wow.

As to the triangle t-shirts, I imagine they say 'Made in Australia'

http://www.australianmade.com.au/trademark/
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