July 7th, 2008
Talk about a photographic trifecta. Â The Astronomy Picture Of The Day, from July 5th, is a photo taken in January 2007 in Perth, Australia wherein a group of people watching the Australia DayÂ celebratoryÂ fireworks catch a glimpse of Comet McNaught and a lightning storm.
You might be wondering what the Aussies are doing on the beach in January, wearing shorts no less. Â Let us not forget our solstices.
The photo is amazing, stunning, and extremely well captured. Â The editor for APOD hits the nail right on the head when they wrote: “Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town.”