Electrified Squall Line
There is a lot happening in this seemingly innocuous night lightning shot: an overshooting top lit from within, silhouetted smoke from a lightning-started fire (at bottom left), precip cores glowing from frequent lightning within, and the loopy cloud-to-cloud strike at lower right. This was one segment of a squall line which was sparking almost continously from NE horizon to SSE horizon. Pictures cannot capture the grandeur of witnessing in person such a sweeping display of atmospheric pyrotechnics!!
2 S Sugden OK (17 May 89) Looking ENE