Okay, is it just me, or does this remind anyone of a cantaloupe?
Spectacular swirling auroras over Swedish mountains.
Spectacular Display of the Northern Lights in Norway
This photo was among the first images taken by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite.
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Okay, wait - I’ve lived in south Florida for years and have never seen this!
“In one of the most beautiful misnomers on the planet, “fire rainbows” are actually neither fire nor rainbows. Spotted in south Florida, these iridescent clouds contain water droplets of relatively uniform proportions, creating a rare event of colorful light diffraction.
Your average rainbow refracts light, bending it as the light passes at different speeds through different mediums, such as water, reports Our Amazing Planet. But fire rainbows diffract light, which causes the light waves to spread like rings.
A quickly developing thunderstorm in the area thrusted air to a higher altitude, through a layer of moisture. The effect created these prismatic clouds...”
Image courtesy of Ken Rotberg / WPTV
Moon Over Firefly
Well, boys and girls, that about does it for the Firefly Music Festival 2012. All my photos and videos have now been posted. Admittedly amateur, but I hope you enjoyed them. In case you missed any, you can find them all here.
I want to say thank you to my best road trip buddy Gretchen, who came with me to Firefly even though she wasn’t familiar with any of the bands, and who stood with me in the rain during Jack White’s show, and who slowed her pace to keep step with my hobbling. She even took a break from veganism to help me hunt down Delaware’s best ice cream. A true friend. ♥
Twilight at Firefly.