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Two cloud-to-ground lightning bolts strike down over the mountains near White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The Milky Way shines above and moon rays streak out from behind the clouds – creating even more drama.

Super-cell Lightning, Snyder, Nebraska Under a super-cell thunderstorm, a "wall cloud" or "pedestal cloud" may form. This is frequently associated with tornadoes and micro-bursts. Here, a "cloud-to-ground" lightning bolt strikes from a wall cloud.

The Freaky Cloud Phenomenon You Need to See. The way they form is pretty fascinating. Meteorologist Eric Elwell explains it best: "Such holes are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet due to the lack of ice nucleation particles...

The Freaky Cloud Phenomenon You Need to See

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The 180 degree panorama on the left is the result of five photos stitched vertically. My D300 was set to ISO 3200 to pull off 30 sec exposures at f/2.8. The lens was a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8.    The very bright ball of light rising above the trees, on the left is Jupiter.    By Dan Newton

Every summer I would go camping out in South Lake Tahoe. Someone please take me back! The Milky Way over Lake Tahoe I need to see this, look into when is the best time to see the stars when I'm going to lay tile

Fire rainbow - a halo caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals in cirrus clouds nature-s-beauty

Circumhorizontal arc or circumhorizon arc (CHA), also known as a fire rainbow, is a halo or an optical phenomenon similar in appearance to a horizontal rainbow, but in contrast caused by the refraction of light through the ice crystals in cirrus clouds

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Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia - by this ia an awesome lightening strike.

A pileus, also called scarf cloud or cap cloud, is a small, horizontal, altostratus cloud that can appear above a cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud, giving the parent cloud a characteristic "hoodlike" appearance. Pilei are formed by strong updraft at lower altitudes, acting upon moist air above, causing the air to cool to its dew point.

“A pileus, also called scarf cloud or cap cloud, is a small, horizontal, altostratus cloud that can appear above a.

Milkyway over Mt Rainier National Park

The holy grail of photographs, for many photographers, is to capture the milky way, streaming across the dark night sky. This is easier to do at Mount Rainier National Park (and many other national parks) than most other places, because we truly do.

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