Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Monday evening we had a fierce but fast moving storm come though our area with 70 mph winds. Right before the storm hit with rain and lightening I grabbed my digital camera and took some pictures of the sky. When I put them in the computer I noticed these orb things in the photos and I'm thinking what in the world are these round things. Well I found out they are a natural phenomena called 'rain orbs'. Here's the photos I took as the edge of the sky was turning black.

8 comments:

jafabrit said...

At first I thought it was a new painting of yours :) I have never seen or heard of rain orbs before. Really interesting.

LynClay said...

Hello Alfreda! Ha I had never heard of them either till today. We had a storm come through Monday evening and I went outside and took a few photos when the sky got really dark. I was curious why there were round things in my photos and someone gave a link to explanations of them. I googled 'rain orbs' and lots of links came up. You learn something every day LOL!!

jafabrit said...

I wonder if that explains how some people in the past thought they were seeing ufo's?

LynClay said...

You know I bet you are right. I couldn't see them when I was taking the pictures but they showed up in the photos. I bet lots of the UFO pictures were probably just something like this because they are weird looking.

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Lynette Clay -- Ghostbuster!

That is so cool! I've seen photos of 'ghostly orbs' forever. Now, I'll see them in a new light! (Pardon the pun . . .)

That's one awesome sky, too!

LynClay said...

LOL thanks W.J. that was one bad storm but a quick one. I was wondering what in the heck they were at first!

The Epiphany Artist said...

LOL may be they are UFO's and thats just the official cover up... Pretty cool photo... my paranoia comes from that show "Invasion"

LynClay said...

Hi Terri and thanks so much! They kind of freaked me out too till a did a google search for 'rain orbs' and found out they aren't ghosts or aliens after all. Darn I was a little disappointed. Speaking of "Invasion" I was hooked on that show but it hasn't been on the last few weeks. Have they taken it off the air??? Arghh I hope not!!