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The ominous beauty of supercell thunderstorms chased down in recent years by photographer and author of ‘The Big Cloud’, Camille Seaman.

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A stunning photo by Gabriel Zaparolli of a distant lightning storm overhung with asperitas clouds at Torres, Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil last month. To wit:

Asperitas form in convective storms when the air in downdrafts (cooled by the sublimation of ice crystals) pushes through the cloud base.

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From left: Liam and Roy Fox with kids and brother-in-law Thomas Morgan

Uncanny.

Croagh Patrick, County Mayo

Via The Irish Sun:

They posed for a quick group shot outside St Patrick’s Chapel at the summit, before making their descent.

But when they inspected the snaps later, they saw what appeared to be the face of Our Lord in the clouds.

And they say a Bible passage actually prophesied the apparition.

Incredibly, the picture was taken at exactly 15.49 — which in the book of Corinthians refers to “the image of the heavenly man”.

The Second Cumulus: Irish family stunned as JESUS photobombs holiday snap taken on Mayo mountain Croagh Patrick (Barry Moran, The Irish Sun)

Hovering over Coldplay at Croke Park on Saturday evening.

(Thanks Conor Browne)

The Broadsheet book of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (edited by Aidan Coughlan, New Island)

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Spotted in West Cork.

Jack writes:

A great west coast but a poor six counties…

Thanks Genny

Don’t forget. The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland, edited by Aidan Coughlan (New Island) is the perfect stocking filler. Just €5. Only a huge number few copies remain in stock.

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A huge thunderhead above the Pacific Ocean south of Panama, recently shot from the cockpit of a Boeing 767-300 flying at an altitude of 11.27km by Equador Airlines pilot Santiago Borja.

Last year, he captured something similar over the coast of Venezuela (below).

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More of his images here.

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John Gallen writes:

Took this in Dingle, Kerry [yesterday] at 3pm. That’s the sun behind the lamppost fighting the downpour! No photo doctorin’ needed :)