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At least 10 lightning strikes seen - 19.8.2022 at 00.40 - 19.8.2022 at 02.15 Kurikka Observation number 108679

Visibility V / V

Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

After all, we got that "concentration" here too, because a little before one in the morning, a thunderstorm started approaching from the direction of Kauhajoki, which really was as if a battery of a thousand tubes had opened a drum fire. Nothing really came of sleeping, but the rain that preceded the thunder on the other hand made sure that you couldn't even shoot without the camera getting wet, and there are trees in front of the back terrace.

Then I thought that I would wait for the thunder to pass by and go to the terrace in the front yard to film a proper light show, but the thunder did come on, so it didn't seem like a healthy solution at that moment either. Thus, I was content to admire the heavenly strobe lights from behind the window for a good hour, until the thunder was at a safe distance and I could carry out my plan.

Maybe I waited too long, because the picture was a bit poor. In addition to all the other good things, a couple of spectacular flashes went off when the camera position was changed. Well, something was caught.

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Canon EOS 70D, Sigma DC 18-250mm OS HSM

Comments: 2 pcs
Timo Alanko - 19.8.2022 at 10.16 Report this

Ei noussut tällä kertaa tänne Vaasan päälle. Meni kaikki varustautuminen taas hukkaan:(  Teillä näytti olevan tosiaan kunnon jytinät. Tuo sade on kyllä ikävä juttu. Välillä olen vanhaa droneani nostanut sateessakin, mutta kohtuus siinäkin. Kalevantulet olivat nyt haussa, mutta en jaksanut lähteä öiselle maakunta-ajelulle. Ehkä olisi pitänyt. Puolilta öin taivas välkkyi jossain kymmenien kilometrien päässä välähtelevistä salamoista. Olisiko olleet noita teidän salamoitanne.

Marko Myllyniemi - 19.8.2022 at 11.20 Report this

Se on hyvinkin mahdollista, sillä tuolloin ainakin tutkakuvien mukaan hyvinkin intensiivinen salamointi oli jossain Isojoen-Kauhajoen suunnalla tulossa.

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