Thunderstorm in the Moonlight

By: Alan Dyer

Jun 26 2013

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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Landscape, Nightscape

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Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:24mm
ISO:200
Shutter:180 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

A thunderstorm rolls across the northern horizon with the stars of Cassiopeia and Andromeda rising.

This was a perfect night for storm shooting. The storm was far enough away to not engulf me in rain and wind, but close enough to show detail and reveal its bolts of lightning. A waning gibbous Moon shone in the south lighting up the storm clouds to the north and turning the sky blue.

Meanwhile the stars of Cassiopeia, Perseus and Andromeda were rising behind the storm clouds, a nice contrast of Earth and sky.

I’ve been after a confluence of circumstances like this for a few years. An aurora to the northeast would have been nice as well. But you can’t have everything!

– Alan, June 25, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer

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