Claim: Photograph taken on an Australian beach captures fireworks, lightning, and a comet.
Status: Partly true.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2007]
Can you tell me if this is ‘real’ please? I have my doubts
It was taken on australia day (26/01) 2007 in western australia,
Origins: Photographs of fireworks,
lightning, or comets are often remarkable images in their own right, but working all three into a single picture makes for an extraordinarily impressive image. The latter feat was accomplished by photographer
This entry only qualifies as “partly true,” though, because all the elements shown in the image weren’t captured simultaneously in a single, unaltered snapshot. The picture is actually (according to NASA‘s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” site) a “three-photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.”
Last updated: 31 May 2007