Pic of the Day: Fireworks, Lightning, and a Comet Collide


And now for something that makes Manhattanhenge look like child’s play: In this amazing three photograph panorama which was snapped by Antti Kemppainen in Perth back in 2007, the early evening sky contains a triple threat: fireworks in celebration of Australia Day, lightning from a nearby thunderstorm, and if you lean forward and squint really hard just to the right of center, Comet McNaught, the brightest of its kind to come our way in decades. Impressive, no? Check out a much larger version of the image here.