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Originally posted by mileslong54
There was a comet show by Nassim Haramein that in 2003 was headed for the sun and a CME altered it's course as well.
Lens flare is the light scattered in lens systems through generally unwanted image formation mechanisms, such as internal reflection and scattering from material inhomogeneities in the lens. These mechanisms differ from the intended image formation mechanism that depends on refraction of the image rays. Flare manifests itself in two ways: firstly as a haze across the image, making the image look "washed out" by reducing contrast and color saturation (adding light to dark image regions, and adding white to saturated regions, reducing their saturation), and secondly as visible artifacts.
Flare is particularly caused by a very bright light sources either in the image – which produces visible artifacts – or shining into the lens but not in the image – which produces a haze. Most commonly, this occurs when shooting into the sun (when the sun is in frame or the lens is pointed in the direction of the sun), and is reduced by using a lens hood or other shade.
For good optical systems and most images (which do not have a bright light shining into the lens), flare is a secondary effect that is widely distributed across the image and thus not visible, though it reduces contrast. Lenses with large numbers of elements such as zooms tend to exhibit greater lens flare, as they contain multiple surfaces at which unwanted internal scattering occurs.
Originally posted by imawlinn
reply to post by Phage
Lens flares create shock waves?
You can clearly see an explosion followed by a shockwave.
Originally posted by chr0naut
Space is, for the most part, a vacuum. As there is no atmosphere, an explosion in space can produce ejecting matter but cannot produce a shock wave.
We also would have to question what could cause an explosion large enough to be seen from the Earth and that produces an apparent shock, that traverses what appears to be hundreds of thousands of miles, in the time frame.
So either you believe that there was an explosion that produced a shock wave or you consider the possibility that what appears in the video was an internal reflection in the 'scope.
Occams razor suggests that the simplest explanation is the truth. In this case an internal reflection is the simplest explanation for the observed phenomena.edit on 31/8/2011 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)
Somebody needs to grab their telescope and look at Jupiter.