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A stacked composite of over 60 images capturing the flow of lightning-producing storm clouds in July over Colorado Springs. Thunder and lightning, eh? What’s it all about? 

…updrafts carry light ice crystals into collisions with larger and softer ice balls, causing the smaller crystals to become positively charged. After enough charge becomes separated, the rapid electrical discharge that is lightning occurs. Lightning usually takes a jagged course, rapidly heating a thin column of air to about three times the surface temperature of the Sun. The resulting shock wave starts supersonically and decays into the loud sound known as thunder. Lightning bolts are common in clouds during rainstorms, and on average 44 lightning bolts occur on the Earth every second. 

(Image: Joe Randall)

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This morning.

More bizarre cloudage.

Over the River Liffey (top) and Bridewell, Dublin 8.

What’s going on?

Earlier: We Come In peace

Thanks Shea and James Stratford

Timelapse via Atticus

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Over Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

Thanks Declan Dempsey

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They’re mutating.

Pics by Dermot kelly

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Hovering over Harold’s Cross , Dublin 6 at 11.30am

Thanks Rod Collins