Lightning Above Quebec City

September 29, 2006


Provided and copyright by: Alain Couture
Summary authors & editors: Alain Couture, Jim Foster

The brilliant, blue-white bolts pictured above lit up the St. Lawrence River (Cap-Rouge marina) in Quebec City, Canada, during the early morning hours of July 17, 2006. These bolts follow an irregular ionized path, referred to as a lightning channel, along which the lightning discharge occurs.

Photo details: Canon 300D, f/16, 30 seconds, 100 ISO.

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