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storm gallery: August 19, 2009

August 19, 2009: I went out late in Rockledge, Florida, hoping to catch lightning from a storm moving north-northeast into Brevard County. It sent out an outflow boundary; though I saw little lightning, this layered shelf cloud was eerily lit by ground lights and made for interesting photos. Share

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I photographed this eerily lit shelf cloud. There wasn't much lightning, but the blue light shows a little in the rain. A couple of little lightning bolts light up the rain.
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You can see layers in the east-moving shelf cloud/outflow boundary. It's almost past me. Lights on the ground made the cloud look like the surface of Jupiter.

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