I Hope the End of the World Looks Like This

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If Apocalypse ever comes, I hope the Moon turns red like this and the world goes all purple and lightningstormy and then I make love with some stranger and then the world doesn't really end and we drink cocktails.

That's what I would have done had I been the photographer of this spectacular total lunar eclipse shot, Chris Kotsiopoulos. He captured the event of June 15 from the Greek island of Ikaria at Pezi using a 30 second exposure, calling it Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats. [NASA]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

So what happens when lightning hits a large body of water? Does it quickly dissipate? Would you be safe swimming in the water as long as you are far enough away?