Storm Over Silos

February 17, 2005

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Provided and copyright by: Brian Melican
Summary authors & editors: Brian Melican; Jim Foster

The magnificent, stormy sunset above was captured near Litchfield, Victoria, Australia on December 8, 2004. This storm occurred during a week of un-seasonal thunderstorm activity in southeastern Australia. At day's end, these pendulous mammatus clouds were highlighted by the setting Sun, alerting farmers and towns-people alike that they mean business. Fortunately, their auspicious appearance belies their more benign nature. See also the Earth Science Picture of the Day for January 20, 2005.

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