Night Lightning and Emerging Moonlight

11 ENE of Imperial, NE; 24 May 2013


Short animation of tripodded still imagery.
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Direction of view is ENE. Image interval is irregular at 35 images (27 minutes from first to last). Time lapse exposure varies due to differing brightness of lightning and variable aperture durations. The view encompasses a weakening supercell moving away to the ENE and merging with a larger convective complex, until emerging moonlight gets too bright to flesh out the lightning discharges. Because the images were taken for lightning capture, the interval is irregular; still, you can get a good idea of the evolution of the convective turrets.


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