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Woman Captures Powerful “Eye of the Storm” Photo When Storm Ciara Subsided




  • Sarah Hodges just wanted to share pictures of the bright moon to her Facebook friends, not imagining it will go viral.
  • She used a simple Samsung phone camera to take the images from her bedroom window.
  • The photo looked like Mother Nature’s eye surveying around the area after the storm.

Natural disasters are indeed terrible when they happen, but if there’s one good thing that you can get from it, it’s the powerful photographs that they produce. A woman from the UK managed to get probably the best images related to Storm Ciara.

Sarah Hodges was in her home in Bolton, UK when she noticed the moon shining brightly on the evening of February 11. She took pictures of the moon, just wanting to share the image with her friends.

After snapping pics using her Samsung S9 phone, Hodges posted the pics on Facebook.

Little did she know that her pictures will become viral, as users saw more into the photo than she did.

The photos she shared showed the bright moon surrounded with natural cloud formation and it turned out it looked like Mother Nature’s eye looking over the Earth as the storm subsided.
The weather had just calmed down when Hodges took the pictures from her bedroom window.

Hodges explained:

“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.”

She also added:

“It was only when scrolling back through the images that I noticed the moon centred around the clouds because in real-time the clouds were constantly moving.”

According to Hodges, the images were taken “manually without any shutter settings.”

It’s definitely a case of beauty amidst the chaos, just like most natural disasters.

Reactions online varied from amazement to rational.

Storm Ciara tore through the UK, Ireland, and beyond, with winds going at 80 mph winds and loads of torrential rain. The storm was so strong that it actually managed to uncover the footprint of an ancient theropod dinosaur believed to be a Neovenator, which was discovered on a beach on the Isle of Wight.

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