Monday, August 3, 2009

do you see what I see?

Earlier this morning we were entertained by this sight.

A little closer...

A lot closer!

If you look close enough you can see the fire. They would ignite it every once in a while to stay aloft. It was a good homeschooling lesson on light traveling faster than sound. We would see the flash, about 5 seconds later here the "whooshing" sound. It would blaze for about 10 seconds. Then the flame would be extinguished, but we could still hear the sound for a few seconds. I can't imagine how loud it must have been up there.

Nice early morning sighting. :)


Until next time...