Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Summer Lightning


Howick, South Africa, Summer Lightning

Our flight from the north into Philadelphia last night was rocked with storms.  From the airplane window, for an uncomfortably long time, we saw beautiful but frightening lightning displays.

Brighton, England, Summer Lightning

Although we're well into October and the weather is mostly cooler now, it looked like summer lightning.

St. George, Utah, Summer Lightning

The irrational fear of lightning (and thunder) is astraphobia.  The study or science of lightning is fulminology and lightning scientists are called fulminologists.

Bangalore, India, Summer Lightning

If you've ever experienced scary lightning events up-close (I have on several occasions), you know that there's a "sliding scale" of rationality and irrationality regarding lightning fear.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Summer Lightning

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