Midnight Drama

August 23, 2021


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Photographer: Soumyadeep Mukherjee 

Summary Authors: Soumyadeep Mukherjee 

The state of West Bengal, along with other parts of India, has seen a surge in the number of lightning strikes in 2021. Actually, the number of strikes has been increasing over the past several years. Meteorologists aren’t sure of the cause, however, one theory points to increased air pollution, at least in areas where wildfires are prevalent.

On June 8 of this year, the state of West Bengal alone recorded the death of 26 people due to cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. Photo taken on June 9, 2021, in Kolkata, India.

Photo details: This image is a stack of 13 separate images; Nikon D5600 camera; 18-55 mm lens; f/6.3; 30 seconds exposure; ISO 100; 20 mm. Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop.

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