Positive Cloud to Ground Lightning Strike and Supercell Thunderstorm

November 24, 2017

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Photographer: Dimitris Sagiakos  
Summary Author: Dimitris Sagiakos

The photo above shows a classic cloud-to-ground lightning strike targeting the western suburbs of Athens, Greece. This positive bolt resulted from a supercell thunderstorm that moved through the Attica district, from the southwest to northeast. Shortly after this photo was captured, a rotating mesocyclone formed and a funnel cloud was observed. Photo taken on October 24, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D7200; Lens: 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 16mm (35mm equivalent: 24mm); Aperture: ƒ/9.0; Exposure Time: 13.000 s; ISO equiv: 250; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.1 (Windows).