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I might be able to slightly agree with your superimposed theory if I was using a filter; however, I was not. Follow up pictures show no such reflections.
What if I was lying though? Well, lucky enough, there is a follow up picture taken at a different angle and the lights remain in the same point in the sky. If it were truly a reflection it would change as the camera’s angle or elevation changed.
Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
reply to post by RoScoLaz
Thanks for the .gif image. It was awesome to see some action (finally) on ATS.
However, something in this picture caught my eye, so I "print screen" and enlarged for better viewing:
If you noticed that the lightning strike appears to have a break in it leaving the white object in question free and clear from the lightning bolt. I am surprised no one noticed this before.
Hypothetically speaking, is it possible for lightning to do this? To separate and then rejoin itself on "the other side" of an object? This would defy physics wouldn't it?
Also, if these objects were in fact points of light or some reflection from inside the camera, how would it be possible that the lights wouldn't simply blend into and become a part of the lightning bolt itself?
Either these objects are in front of the lightning and have an external plasma shield protecting them from the lightning (as seen in my picture), or they are simply in FRONT of the lightning, and hence the bolt appears to be behind them and you can see their invisible plasma protective shield (like star trek).
Phage:I would also like a response from you on this. You know quite a bit on this subjectedit on 20-7-2012 by Skywatcher2011 because: added note
reply to post by mikellmikell
It's an airpland when you take lightning pictures you leave the shutter open and wait. might take hundreds of pictures to get a good one. look at the .lights . Long exposure time.
According to NORAD and the Air Force Operations Center, all flights, including military, were grounded at the time.