03 Aug '11, 10am

Caught on Camera: Ball of Light Fall on Leopard | Care2 Causes

Actually those little orbs are not rain, but dust. A few years ago when digital cameras began, people made all sorts of claims as to what the orbs they were now seeing in photos were, some even saying they were ghosts and spirits! No, just common dust motes, reflecting the light from the camera flash. Digital cameras are sensitive enough to focus and make the reflection look like a globe of light. Raindrops look very different in digital photographs: they have a more diffuse effect, and leave a tiny trail as they fall. Even allowing for extremely light rain, mere specks, I'd say what you've got there is dust reflection.

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