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Wonderful jaw dropping spectacle, Abbie. What a sight to witness first hand, eh?!?!
Wow, I love this composition with its spectacular contrasts, Elias.
I echo Hans’ comment. Lovely shot, Elias, and thank you for this sharing with us.
Being someone who has an innate love of aircraft and things aviation I see something resembling a Gloster Javelin aircraft outline in the cloud. This aircraft dates back to the 1950’s > 1960’s.
Nils, I know I should perhaps be looking at the clouds but the multitude of the big orange “balls” in the foreground takes my attention, Forgive me, but enlighten me, please…would the orange “things” be pumpkins?
Great picture, Ragnhild!
Amazing image well captured
Awesome! Extraordinary! Very sombre but in a magnificent way. What sight to behold!
I like your photo very much indeed, Ragnhild.
Thanks so much! It was truly a mesmerizing encounter..
Well seen and captured, Maria Rosaria. Thumb up!
The feature at the centre of this image is possibly a microburst, so what is a microburst?
A microburst is a small, very intense downdraft that descends to the ground resulting in a strong wind divergence.
The size of the event is typically less than 4 kilometers across. Microbursts are capable of producing winds of more than 100 mph causing significant damage. The life span of a microburst is around 5-15 minutes. There are wet microbursts and dry microbursts.
When rain falls below cloud base or is mixed with dry air, it begins to evaporate and this evaporation process cools the air. The cool air descends and accelerates as it approaches the ground. When the cool air approaches the ground, it spreads out in all directions and this divergence of the wind is the signature of the microburst. In humid climates, microbursts can also generate from heavy precipitation.
Microbursts are quick-hitting events and are extremely dangerous to aviation. Microbursts are sub-classified as dry or wet microbursts, depending on how much rain accompanies the microburst when it reaches the ground.
Mooi om hier nog een bekende naam van Weerplaza tegen te komen!