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Cubical Earth Model

I was lying in bed wondering about all things conspiratorial, metaphysical and biblical when I had an alternative interpretation for the shape of the earth pop in my head.

If you want to see the model I am proposing, I suggest you skip down to the My Model paragraph. It’s late, I’m half asleep so I ramble on about stuff that probably isn’t news to most people.

 

Flat Earth confessions and Biblical rambling

I don’t consider myself a flat earther, but I am almost a flat earther. The claims of the “scientific” establishment that the earth is spherical sound flimsy at best. The pictures we have of a spherical earth that is actually shaped like an oblate pearoid from NASA are all photoshopped. Moreover I’ve seen plenty of videos from flat earth researchers with weather balloons high up showing no curvature. I’ve seen people show videos showing a city on the other side of a huge lake although the city should be hidden behind curvature. And of course the behaviour of water, i.e. always trying to find level, makes no sense on a sphere. Out in the real world water never behaves like it does on the NASA pictures of the “blue marble” where water curves around the ball. Therefore I don’t think there is curvature.

I also do not think the earth is moving. I reject the heliocentric Copernican model, like most flat earthers. Yet why I don’t consider myself a flat earther is that I don’t subscribe to any particular flat earth model. I don’t necessarily think the earth is flat. Currently though based on what I’ve seen, there seems to be no curvature, i.e. the earth seems flat, but the keyword is “seems”. It is possible we are missing a key piece in puzzle that would turn everything upside down. It is possible (although I don’t think so, yet it is possible) that much of the evidence for flat earth has been faked somehow. So I don’t like to call myself a flat earther. You might think this is an insignificant semantic difference, but it is very significant to me.

What I do believe, however, is that the Bible is the most reliable source of information when it comes to the nature of earth. I don’t consider myself Christian. I do not think that the Bible is necessarily the infallible word of God. I have not found Jesus. I consider myself a skeptic when it comes to most things. This means I tend to resist believing in anything until I have to admit to myself the weight of evidence forces me to believe in what is in front of me. Over the course of many years and theoretical ruminations I have been forced to admit to myself that the Bible usually knows better than all of modernity. Whether its me coming to understand how atheism is deluded cult, or that the Theory of Evolution is a lie or a delusion. I came to understand these things based on reason and observation, which eventually lead me to pay more attention to the Bible.

I don’t know if the Bible is perfect or not, or if it’s been altered or not, or if some sections of it have been cut out. I don’t quite know who or what Jesus is, but as the rulers of this world seem to despise him, there must be something significant about him.

The Bible then is probably the most reliable source when it comes to the shape of the earth (there might be other ancient texts like that, but I don’t know about them). Let’s see some of the basic ideas that flat earther’s usually mention:

1 Chronicles 16:30: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable.”

Psalm 93:1: “Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm …”

Psalm 96:10: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable …”

Psalm 104:5: “Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken.”

Isaiah 45:18: “…who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast…”

Clearly according to the Bible the earth is unmovable. Very different to the “everything is spinning” -model of Copernicus. The earth is also apparently set on pillars.

1 Samuel 2:8 “For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and on them he has set the world.”

This however opens more questions, such as what are the pillars set on? The Bible also refers to “four corners” of the earth:

Ezekiel 7:2 “An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.”

This might mean the earth has four corners, or it might simply be a metaphorical expression.

Genesis 1: 6-7 “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.”

I’ve found the notion of the Firmament fascinating even before I really understood what it is. It is some sort of solid substance, like a brass mirror that separates the waters above (outer space in modern parlance) from the waters below on earth. This is usually conceived as some kind of dome, like that of a snow globe.

I believe the Firmament exists, although I don’t know it for a fact. It is not necessarily though shaped like a dome though. As far as I know, the Bible does not describe its exact shape.

The earth seems be a circle of some kind, or there is a circle on the earth:

Proverbs 8:27 “When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,”

Now this passage varies significantly in different translations:

King James: “When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

New Living Translation: “I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans.”

According to my understanding “circle” is the most accurate translation. King James’ “compass” reminds me of the Masonic square and compass. Living Translation’s replacement of “circle” with “horizon” is weird, and seems like deliberate disinformation to me.

Let’s get on with the show. My point is that the Bible does not make clear what the exact shape of the Earth is, but it does mention certain distinctive attributes such as the Firmament and lack of movement. Many flat earthers say the Bible is a flat earth book. I wouldn’t go that far, but certainly the Bible is more a flat earth book than heliocentric spinning ball book.

 

My Model

It’s late, half of my brain is half asleep and finally I can get on with showing the model I came up with. I’ve heard some people mention before that maybe the earth is a cube, but I hadn’t really seen a proper model of it. Anyway, here is the model I envisioned:

The circle of the earth is on the bottom of this cube. The Firmament is the top of the cube, or its “lid”. The cube has walls, probably of some solid material. The reason we don’t see the walls even from a high mountaintop or an airplane is that the earth is so huge, the walls are far, far away. So basically the proportions on the picture are wrong. The circle in the center should be smaller, or the cube around it should be bigger, but you should get the point.

If the earth has pillars, they would probably be under the box, or perhaps they are on the four corners of the box. The blue/green area in the middle would probably be something like the commonly used flat earth map:

 

Perhaps around the edges are the ice walls that many theorize about, or something else. There might be hundreds of thousands of kilometres, maybe even millions, from the edge of the ice wall to the walls of the box.

The box picture above is basically what I imagined. However as I was googling for a suitable cube, I found this crop circle image:

 

It supposedly appeared in 2012 on a field in Britain, I believe. Perhaps that is actually the shape of the earth. On the outside is the circle of the earth, and within the circle is the box. And we are within the box.

One interesting bit I noticed is that if you put “circle inside a cube” into Google image search, you don’t really find any circles inside a cube, but you get pictures of a sphere inside a cube. Were those pictures made by spherical earth Creationists?

I also had an interpretation of outer space, or the blackness we see at night with stars twinkling up there. It might actually be a reflection of hell. Maybe it’s a mirage, an upside down image of hell that is below us. The stars are fallen angels trapped in hell cajoling us with their light. This could be what “as above, so below” means. We don’t see hell from the box, but we see a reflection of it at night. During the day, perhaps we see heaven. This is just an idea though.

I don’t believe in this cube model myself either. Yet the idea popped into my head so I thought I should share it. Maybe someone else has already come up with a similar model, but I haven’t seen it yet.

 

Links:

Thinking outside the box: ‘Crop cube’ that looks like a 250ft 3D block appears in field of wheat: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2209554/Crop-cube-looks-like-250ft-3D-block-appears-field-wheat.html

Rainbows and the Firmament

I’ve discussed previously the possibility that the earth may have dome-like Firmament over it as is described in the Bible and other ancient myths. The other day I saw a rainbow and figured whether its existence is evidence of a glass-like dome over our world.

A light that shines through a prism can create the colours of a rainbow, and a thick enough piece of glass can act as a prism. This can happen also accidentally if a glass door or other glass structure is hit by a beam of light. How about the rainbow then? Could it be created through a similar process? Is there glass in the sky?

Prism

The difference between a rainbow and a light shone though glass is that a rainbow is shaped like a bow, whereas light refracted with a prism tends to be straight. However, it’s probably due to the shape of most prisms. There’s a video on Youtube where someone has created round rainbow colours with CDs. So if there is glass in the sky, it seems to be circular, or dome like.

Another thing is that although natural rainbows are pretty big, they’re nowhere near as big as the earth, i.e. a rainbow cannot represent a dome that covers the entire earth. They only cover a small portion of it.

Double Rainbow Wide Desktop Background

If the Firmament does exist, then maybe the dome is not like  a snowglobe, but a like an egg carton with several small domes interconnected.

Snowglobeearth

Eggcarton

Although I think the egg carton idea sounds silly. There’s another possibility; the Bible refers to “windows of heaven” opening several times. Let’s assume again that there is a glass-like Firmament up there, then there could be windows or other kinds of hatches that open from time to time. Perhaps rainbows are formed when sunlight hits the edge of a window in the glass dome as it is open.

In Norse mythology there is Bifröst, the rainbow bridge that grants passage between Midgard, earth, and Åsgard, the realm of gods. If the Firmament exists, and one wishes to leave earth to the heavens, what we call outer space, they’d have to get through the Firmament first. If there are windows in the Firmament, and opening such a window would, at least on some occasions, create a rainbow, then it would make sense why the Norse thought that the rainbow bridge can lead people into the heavens.

I am just putting out a theory, not saying this is necessarily true, but I see the existence of rainbows as possible evidence of the Firmament existing. It might simply be that the modern science explanation for rainbows is correct: “A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc.” Yet I don’t get why would the rainbow be shaped like an arc?

I’ll add the compulsory disclaimer that I am not a Christian, yet recently I find myself being drawn to the Bible for answers more often than what is called science. Take it for what its worth.

Links:

Rainbow through a Prism. My Science project.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmzLiGBEHAc

Windows of heaven: https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=windows+of+heaven&qs_version=KJV

Bifröst: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifr%C3%B6st

The Onion Dome and Fleur de Lys

In my previous post on the cross with multiple symbols on it, I didn’t address one particular point: the onion-shaped roof of the cathedral.

ComboCross

 

Onion Dome

The onion dome is mostly associated with Russian and Islamic architecture, but Wikipedia points out it can be found even in Austria and Italy, and some parts of India. The Islamic dome looks less like an onion and more like a breast or something than the Russian one, but they are still similar in style.

OnionDome
Russia
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Islamic mosque

 

The Taj Mahal in India also has a that looks very Islamic. This shouldn’t be a surprise since according to main stream history it was built by a Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, who was a Muslim. The Islamic Mughals ruled India from the 16th century until the 19th.

TajMahal

 

However, there is another interpretation of who the Mughals were. According to the narrative put forth by the Russian mathematician Anatoly Fomenko, the Mongols of medieval history were not the same people who live in Mongolia today. Instead they were proto-Russian White Tartars. If this is true, then the Mughals would have descended from these proto-Russians, since even according to Wikipedia they were Turco-Mongols “who claimed direct descent from Genghis Khan”.

The prevalence of the onion dome in Russia, Central Asia, the Middle-East, and India serves as supporting material for Fomenko’s claims, in my opinion.

I am not quite sure what the dome is supposed to symbolize. Wikipedia offers only incoherent rambling, like the dome symbolizes Jesus, and many domes together symbolize the trinity. Why would an onion-shaped dome symbolize Jesus? I think I missed a link if that’s true.

The Khan Academy website offers an interesting comment though on the meaning of the dome (qubba) in Mosques; the vault of heaven. So all of these buildings symbolize, or want to remind us of the Firmament? The dome’s shape is reminiscent of a tent, or ” the tabernacle of the sun”.

 

Fleur de Lys

There is another interesting symbol when it comes to Taj Mahal. One top of the dome is a symbol that has a sphere with a moon and supposedly an inverted lotus flower on top. Not only does this symbol resemble the cross from Estonia I discussed in the previous blog post, because of the sphere and the moon, but the lotus flower is a kind of cross as well with very short arms.

 

Moreover the lotus flower resembles a symbol that is common in the West: the fleur de lys.

Fleur de lis

 

The symbol is most commonly associated with French monarchy, but it can be seen pretty much everywhere. It can be seen on buildings here in Turku, Finland, and even the buses use the symbol.

The flower supposedly symbolizes royalty, but that might not be the only meaning of it. The petals or leaves on the side might be a simplification of the two snakes of the caduceus, whereas the sword-like pillar in the middle is the pole.

caduceus

 

I also happened to see this interesting looking ornament.

Pinecone fleur

 

Is this symbol trying to tell us something or is it just co-incidence. The kundalini energy of the two serpents rise up onto the orb on top of the staff, which might be the pineal gland.

I found another interesting symbol. This is from Jaipur palace in India built by the Mughals. The flower I believe is a lotus. The yellow outline around it brings to mind the fleur de lys. Is there a connection between the Western fleur de lys and Asian lotus?

Mughal Jaipur palace

 

Conclusion

I certainly cannot claim to have uncovered all of the details, but these symbols seem to speak a language of their own. What they’re saying is that main stream history is leaving out some important details of our past.

 

Links:

Onion Dome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion_dome

Taj Mahal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal

Mughal Empire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal_Empire

Introduction to mosque architecture: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-islam/beginners-guide-islamic/a/introduction-to-mosque-architecture

Fleur-de-lis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur-de-lis

Marco Polo did not go to China (more info on the alternative theory on who the Mongols were): https://concordiaabchao.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/marco-polo-did-not-go-to-china/

 

 

The Arch of our Terrestrial Holodeck

I’ve been reading through the book Cryptoterrestrials by the abruptly deceased Mac Tonnes. He presents the hypothesis that the UFO phenomenon does not originate from outer space, but there is a hidden humanoid species on Earth. Tonnes also suggests that the cryptoterrestrial race might have difficulty manifesting in the physical world, and for that reason they are trying to capture our imaginations by using psychedelic methods to allow themselves into our reality.

That got me thinking about the power of the mind, and to what extent thought might actually be able to influence reality. For some reason it got me thinking about the firmament that according to the Bible is holding up the sky. While these things may seem very much unrelated, but I figured maybe they aren’t. Perhaps the firmament is a kind of amplifier for thoughts, that can make thought into reality.

Needless to say, but this is all very far-fetched and hypothetical. It might just mean that I have a hyper-active imagination, but I want to put this idea out nonetheless.

In Star Trek: The Next Generation there’s the computer generated environment in the Holodeck. The Holodeck is controlled by the Arch. Perhaps this Arch is somehow symbolical of the firmament.

Galaxy_class_holodeck_arch

Another name of the firmament is the vault of heaven. A vault is basically a kind of arch. Arches are a fairly commonly used symbol with possibly an esoteric meaning. There are famous sites like Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the golden arches of McDonalds and Royal Arch Freemasonry. I suggest that the meaning of the arch may be a very significant one; it creates physical reality.

Let’s take a look at Genesis 1:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

At first God creates and heaven and earth, there already is water in the world, and then he creates light and divides it from the darkness. Note that the sun and the moon are created later. Light exists before the sun.

I interpret the creation of heaven and earth to mean the creation of the concept of spiritual and profane. Division of light from darkness is creation of Yin and Yang or 0 and 1. There are only abstract concepts and no physical objects. Although water is a physical thing, but perhaps it is a conduit between the spiritual and the physical. I take the firmament to be the first physical object to exist. It divides the (salt?) waters from the (sweet?) waters. Then God creates land and plants and the rest.

Perhaps God him/her/itself made the firmament as a tool to create the physical world we live in. Psalms 19 says:
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Perhaps “the heavens” are analogous to a computer CPU, and the firmament is like a 3D printer. God inputs a program into the computer, pushes start and the firmament prints out the physical additions to the world.

The book of Enoch has the following to say about the firmament:

1 Enoch 18:1. I saw the treasuries of all the winds: I saw how He had furnished with them the whole creation and the firm foundations of the earth. 2. And I saw the corner-stone of the earth: I saw the four winds which bear [ the earth and ] the firmament of the heaven. 3. And I saw how the winds stretch out the vaults of heaven, and have their station between heaven and earth: these are the pillars of the heaven . 4. I saw the winds of heaven which turn and bring the circumference of the sun and all the stars to their setting. 5. I saw the winds on the earth carrying the clouds: I saw the paths of the angels. I saw at the end of the earth the firmament of the heaven above. And I proceeded and saw a place which burns day and night, where there are seven mountains of magnificent stones, three towards the east, and three towards the south. 7. And as for those towards the east, 〈 one 〉 was of coloured stone, and one of pearl, and one of jacinth, and those towards the south of red stone. 8. But the middle one reached to heaven like the throne of God, of alabaster, and the summit of the throne was of sapphire. 9. And I saw a flaming fire. And beyond these mountains 10. is a region the end of the great earth: there the heavens were completed. 11. And I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them I saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards the height and towards the depth. 12. And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon it, and no birds, but it was a waste and horrible place.

Enoch saw the abyss, “a waste a horrible place”, that didn’t have the firmament above, nor earth beneath it. Perhaps there was nothing there as there was no printer there to create anything.

I know my interpretations of these ancient texts may be a bit too liberal, and I may be making up things that aren’t there. Nevertheless, I thought I should mention my ideas. There is a difference between the Holodeck Arch in Star Trek and my theory of the firmament being a printer as well that the Arch is used to control the Holodeck, and the projectors are elsewhere. The difference between God using the firmament, whether you consider God to be the creator of everything, or some advanced race of aliens, or something else, is that God can fairly effortlessly use the firmament to create things. Humans clearly cannot wield it as effortlessly as Jedis in Star Wars use the Force, or the main character in Dark City uses his tuning powers. Yet I do think that collectively the consciousness of people can have profound effects, as is evidenced by the 100th monkey syndrome.

Links:
ENOCH AND THE STILL FLAT EARTH: http://testingtheglobe.com/enoch.html

The Firmament

The Bible describes a firmament separating earth from the heavens. The firmament seems to be some sort of solid barrier or dome that is around or above the earth. This differs significantly from the modern scientific view according to which the earth is surrounded by the atmosphere with different gases, but nothing solid.

The notion of the firmament has risen in relevance mainly due to the Flat Earth debate that has emerged fairly recently. Although if the firmament actually exists, it does not necessarily imply the earth is flat. A round, bubble-like firmament could encase the earth as well a dome might encase of flat earth. Therefore I won’t be discussing the shape of the earth in this post.

I think I should point out I am not a flat earther, nor a round earther. I am a truth seeker, and I do find the current flat earth debate relevant as there are many questions as to the nature of our world. If you think it is dumb merely to entertain the possibility that the earth might be flat, please forever hold your speech.

 

The Firmament and the Stars

Let’s see what the Bible says about the firmament.

Genesis 1:
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
One interesting point is that according to the Bible there is supposed to be water above the firmament, i.e. in outer space. Is that why in science fiction shows like Star Trek and Star Wars they fly around in space ships and starships, and have a starfleet? Speaking of stars, what is the relation of the firmament to them?
Genesis 1:
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
The Bible says that the stars and the “two great lights”, presumably the sun and the moon, are in the firmament. The firmament is often depicted something like this (along with the flat earth):
FlatFirmament
There is one detail I do not agree with. The image shows the sun, the moon and the stars beneath the firmament, not inside it. This is my interpretation of the firmament with the sun, moon and the stars within it (and you can clearly recognize my superior artistic ability):

Firmament

According to my understanding of the biblical description, what we call space (with the sun, moon and stars) is the firmament. The firmament is not behind them. Behind the firmament should be water. When we look up at the night sky and see stars and constellations we are seeing inside the firmament.

 

What is the Firmament made of?

The book of Job, which is supposedly the oldest book in the Bible describes the firmament as follows:

Job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
Other translations of the Bible describe the firmament as ” a mirror of cast bronze” or a “cast metal mirror”. The Hebrew word used here is “raqiya” or “raqia”,  which is an “extended surface, (solid) expanse (as if beaten out”, according to Biblehub. Robert J. Schadewald describes the meaning of “raqia” as follows: “In ancient times, brass objects were either cast in the form required or beaten into shape on an anvil. A good craftsman could beat a lump of cast brass into a thin bowl.” Most of this biblical information is, by the way, from Rob Skiba’s brilliant flat earth research site Testing the Globe.com.
So the firmament that allegedly covers the heavens is a glass-like or metallic expanse. It is reflective like a mirror, or possibly transparent even. Do we have any evidence of such a thing? As far as I know, no-one has flown up there and said they’ve seen the firmament up there, but there is evidence of on the ground of mysterious glass-like debris.
Tektites “are gravel-size bodies composed of black, green, brown or gray natural glass formed from terrestrial debris ejected during extraterrestrial, meteorite impacts.” It is, according to modern science, glass from the skies.
tektites
There is also mysterious glass in the Libyan desert. I’ve heard theories it’s there, because of a nuclear detonation in the ancient world. It’s possible, or it could be from the firmament. I’m by far not the first person to make the suggestion that tektites or the Libyan glass are from the firmament, but I do find it compelling evidence. To be sure, however, we’d have to send a trustworthy explorer or probe up in the stratosphere to be sure whether there actually is glass in the sky or not. NASA or the space agencies are not a trustworthy source.
Although I’m not a Christian and not obliged to believe the Bible, I’ve began to notice in recent times that the Bible seems to be more accurate in describing reality than most of the so-called science in modern times. I do think it is possible that the firmament does exist. If it does not it could explain why NASA has faked their moon landings, and why it’s impossible, or at least even harder than thought before, to go into outer space.
Links:

Raqia: http://biblehub.com/hebrew/7549.htm

Tektites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tektite

Libyan desert glass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan_desert_glass

Glass sky, Libyan Desert Glass, indeed this could be an answer !! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P_oNZPw79o