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)
Above Dublin city centre.
Quite unusual, gauzy clouds overhead …Do any of your readers know what they are called and how they are caused?
Children’s book illustrator Chris ‘The Lonely Beast’ Judge writes:
Some Dublin clouds yesterday evening….
I really don’t know clouds at all.
Above Dublin Bay.
Last week: How Soon Can We Land, Captain?
Dublin, unidentified location.
A most inventive music video by Patrick Jean (on whose excellent 2010 viral short of the same name Adam Sandler, God forgive him, based the film Pixels) for a remix by Andy C of Speed Of Light by Pegboard Nerds.
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
Over Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Thanks Declan Dempsey
Pics by Dermot kelly
Hovering over Harold’s Cross , Dublin 6 at 11.30am
Thanks Rod Collins