Galactic Storm

By Phil Plait | March 17, 2012 7:07 am

Need a little dose of awesome today? Then how about this incredible shot of the Milky Way towering over a thunderstorm in Canyonlands National Park?

[Click to cumulonimbulate.]

This was taken by photographer Bret Webster, and I don’t think I can add anything to this except Holy Haleakala!

Tip o’ the lens cap to the Earth Science Picture of the Day site. Image credit: Bret Webster, used with permission.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Pretty pictures
MORE ABOUT: Bret Webster, Milky Way

Comments (18)

  1. Whoah! Talk about perfect alignment! :-D

    Superluimnous picture – thanks BA & Bret Webster. :-)

  2. PsyberDave

    Holy Haleakala, indeed!

    Thanks for that, Phil.

  3. ND

    Wow. Several natural phenomenon, near and so distant, in one picture.

  4. “the rough sea / stretching out towards Sado / the Milky Way” [Basho 1689]

  5. VinceRN

    Wow. That picture could start a religion.

  6. Infinite123Lifer

    GREAT SCOTT!!! That might be the coolest picture I have ever seen. Cheers Samia. And Mr. Bret Webster, sir, you have outdone yourself.

  7. Nigel Depledge

    Amazing shot, the coincidental alignment is perfect!

  8. Una imagen increíble de una belleza impresionante.

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