This is an incredibly rare phenomenon captured by NASA called ‘blue-jet’ lightning which is not an optical illusion, but in fact lightning that strikes upwards from the clouds due to the negatively charged layer above the cloud.
The International Dark-Sky Association helps to educate people about energy-efficient, properly designed lighting that allows for good night sky viewing. The Fatal Light Awareness Program educates individuals about how urban lights harm migratory birds.
This beautiful image was chosen to be Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day in March of 2020. The original photo of illuminated clouds in front of the Moon was taken by Francisco Sojuel on Christmas Eve of 2019, two days before the Moon slid in front of the Sun to create a solar eclipse.
Ever have a fleeting moment when you just want to lay down outside, take a few deep breaths and simply stare at the night sky? Well, the Image of the Day we’ve chosen for today may allow you to do exactly that…minus the being outside or laying down part. Hopefully it will entice you though. […]