Pilot Captures Thunderstorm Photo Over Pacific Ocean

If you’re less-than-impressed with lightning captured at 240fps by an iPhone 6 Plus, then let this photo act as our apology. Captured from 37,000 feet above the Pacific ocean, it is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular aerial storm images we have ever seen.

The photo was captured by photographer and airline pilot Santiago Borja, who shared the story behind it with The Washington Post yesterday. The photo, captured while circling around the storm on his way to South America, was shot with a Nikon D750, and it was more difficult to capture than you might think.

“Storms are tricky because the lightning is so fast, there is no tripod, and there is a lot of reflection from inside light,” he told the Post. Still, somehow, the seasoned pilot who calls flying and photography his “two greatest passions” managed to get the shot.

To see more of Borja’s photos—some captured from the ground, others from 37,000 feet—be sure to pay his website a visit or give him a follow on Instagram.

Image credits: Photo by Santiago Borja and used with permission.

Via: https://petapixel.com/2016/07/07/pilot-captures-incredible-thunderstorm-photo-37000-feet/

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Storm Above The Pacific Ocean

Sn 1992J

SN 1993J happened in M81, a galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major, about 11 million light-years away.

First detected in 1993, the explosion was the nearest known example of a Type IIb supernova.

SN 1993J, and all Type IIb supernovae, are unusual because they do not have a large amount of hydrogen present in the explosion.

Via: http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-hubble-supernova-sn1993j-02144.html

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Listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had
And what you lost.

Who wants to wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness.
Like a heartbeat drives you mad.
In the stillness of remembering
What you had
And what you lost.

Artist: FleetWood Mac

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Love Reign O’er Me

Only love
Can make it rain
The way the beach is kissed by the sea
Only love
Can make it rain
Like the sweat of lovers’
Laying in the fields

Only love
Can bring the rain
That makes you yearn to the sky
Only love
Can bring the rain
That falls like tears from on high

On the dry and dusty road
The nights we spend apart alone
I need to get back home to cool, cool rain
I can’t sleep and I lay and I think
The night is hot and black as ink
Oh God, I need a drink of cool, cool rain

Artist: The Who

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