Positive Lightning in the Bahamas

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I must admit that I’m not a storm chaser, but I do love hearing thunder and seeing awesome lightning strikes as they happen. What is amazing is that there are actually people out there who take photos of lightning strikes, and chase after them. It boggles me, but I suppose not everyone can have the same passions in life. In this photo (which was published on National Geographic and taken by Kara Swanson) lightning arcs from the top of a cloud to the horizon off the coast of the Bahamas. Lightning that comes from the top of the cloud can be positive lightning, which is rare but can be significantly more powerful than more common negative lightning. It can also strike farther from the cloud, up to 16 kilometers away. This stunning photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 24th of May 2012.

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