This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it’s the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover.
The quietest place in the world: Gordon Hempton for Blue Stage Magazine
America’s bestknown collector of sound, Gordon Hempton, has proclaimed the quietest place in the world – as a way of highlighting the growing problem of noise pollution and to learn to appreciate silence again.
"Gordon has produced 60 albums of recordings from nature, has won an Emmy Award, and captured the whistling of the wind in the Andes for the thriller movie “Alive” starring Ethan Hawke. The sound tracker even supplies the software manufacturer Microsoft with sounds for PC games and the Encarta encyclopedia."- Blue Stage Magazine