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I usually try to find astro-images that aren't from the Astronomy Picture of the Day site because, well, you could just make that a favorite and check it daily rather than read my astro-image LJ posts. But this just tripped too many triggers for me: dynamic sky, telescope, observatory, stars, clouds, sexy photography... so here it is. I hope you enjoy, too.
The sky over Lawrence is exciting tonight, too. adammaker rode with me to and from my KU-Edwards Campus class tonight (he's doing lab work in the biochemistry lab while I teach Foundations of Technical Writing), and on the way back, zowie! The sky is streaked with branching lightning, and the occasional jagged bolt blasts down from the sky, all orange or red with distance.
Photo from NOAA.
What a lovely drive.