Mother Nature is unpredictable and can always bewilder us with its beauty and ferocity. We still remember the Storm Ciara, considered to be ‘Britain Storm of the Century’ that ravaged from the 7th to the 16th of February this year.
This powerful Atlantic storm mainly affected the UK and Ireland, but then went on to thrash the north coast of mainland Europe. In some parts of Europe the storm was referred as to Storm Sabine, and was mostly felt in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany. It made havoc in UK and Ireland killing 10 people and causing great material damage like thousands of homes destroyed, and as well as roads, and rail lines. Scheduled flights were cancelled. There was power disruption, and great destruction of trees.
Although storms can be really scary they can be also fascinating and because of that people are trying to capture them either via video or camera.
The photography has its own beauty capturing extraordinary moments in life staying for us forever. We all take photos of our most important moments in life and look at them when we want to remind ourselves of certain people or places in the past. However, people like to capture moments form Nature like storms or other events.
Sarah Hodges, from Bolton, was lucky enough to capture the most amazing moment of the storm and called it the “perfect eye of the storm”. Her photo went viral and many people commented its uniqueness.
This 48-year-old baker took the photo from her window just a few moments after the storm passed her house. It left a cloud formation huddled around a full moon that resembled a huge eye that observes the Earth. This happened on 11th of February when the moon was shining bright and that made this photo fascinating and liked by so many people in the world.
She took the snaps with her Samsung S9 phone, and wanted to share with her friends so she posted them on the net. Here it is how she captured this amazing moment in nature.
“I took the pictures last Tuesday 11 Feb 2020, between 9:34 pm and 9:39 pm, just from my bedroom window at my home address. The moon was shining through the kitchen window, so I went upstairs and just kept taking pictures. I am obsessed with the moon, sunset, sunrise, and the sea. I just used my Samsung S9.
I know I got lucky; people spend thousands on cameras to get the perfect shot. I feel overwhelmed and proud, as it’s a once in a lifetime shot… which I do understand.
It was only when scrolling back through the images that I noticed the moon centered around the clouds because in real-time, the clouds were constantly moving. I took the pictures manually without any shutter settings, so I was incredibly lucky to get the shot.”
Her photo turned out to be a great hit and many people shared it and gave many comments, the most distinctive was the one from the users, referred to as: “Nature’s third eye.” Sarah is very pleased that many people liked her photo.
However, it triggered many speculations or beliefs, for instance, many religious people considered it as a sign of God that looks down on us reminding us that he will never destroy the Earth with a flood again. Other users find it as a great photo taken in the perfect moment and do not relate it to something else.