Roger's SkyPix

Night Lightning

Bright Night

Bright Night

If it weren't for the slightly underexposed appearance of the ground, this scene almost glows like daytime. Instead, multiple channels of lightning coursed through the thick middle-upper level cloud deck trailing a small, nocturnal thunderstorm complex, brilliantly illuminating sky and land. The ground wasn't so underexposed after all! Some of the "anvil crawlers" can be seen at moderately distant left and right, but the brightest electrical action actually sizzled within the clouds. We also heard a distinctive and rather unnerving buzzing noise in some nearby power lines when the expansive discharge spread across the sky.

4 W Hollis OK (12 May 9) Looking SE