Raining Fire


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It might seem like I am repeating myself, or maybe this is simply a necessary step in photographing lightning.

Two nights ago I was in bed, and noticed a storm in  the distance, to the south. The interesting thing about this storm was the frequency of lightning strikes (one every few seconds), the itch to go and chase down the storm was too great to ignore. There was not thunder to be heard, because the storm was already quite far away.

I headed south and down to the water (Innisfil Beach Park) to find this:

Fun fact: the center of a bolt of lightning is about 30,000°C – that’s six times hotter than the surface of the sun. These bolts all occurred over a 10 minute span when the storm was its most active. a little research tells me the storm was over 16km away, due to the fact that I heard no thunder.

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