APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

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APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:05 am

Image Lightning over Colorado

Explanation: Have you ever watched a lightning storm in awe? Join the crowd. Oddly, details about how lightning is produced remains a topic of research. What is known is that updrafts carry light ice crystals into collisions with larger and softer ice balls, causing the smaller crystals to become positively charged. After enough charge becomes separated, the rapid electrical discharge that is lightning occurs. Lightning usually takes a jagged course, rapidly heating a thin column of air to about three times the surface temperature of the Sun. The resulting shock wave starts supersonically and decays into the loud sound known as thunder. Lightning bolts are common in clouds during rainstorms, and on average 44 lightning bolts occur on the Earth every second. Pictured, over 60 images were stacked to capture the flow of lightning-producing storm clouds in July over Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:25 pm

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Amazing photo! 😎 Kudos to Joe Randall! I Was especially impressed
by what looks to me like the big vortexes in Thunderhead! 😲
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:02 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:25 pm
LightningStorm_Randall_1080.jpg


Amazing photo! 😎 Kudos to Joe Randall! I Was especially impressed
by what looks to me like the big vortexes in Thunderhead! 😲
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Amazing photo indeed! And an amazing and totally frightening thunderstorm! 😲

You know, I don't think we are in Oklahoma any more - perhaps we are in Kansas!

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:20 pm

Ann wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:02 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:25 pm
LightningStorm_Randall_1080.jpg


Amazing photo! 😎 Kudos to Joe Randall! I Was especially impressed
by what looks to me like the big vortexes in Thunderhead! 😲
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Amazing photo indeed! And an amazing and totally frightening thunderstorm! 😲

You know, I don't think we are in Oklahoma any more - perhaps we are in Kansas!

Ann

O.K. I'll take that as an admission to that you have watched Dorothy (J.G.) as in the Wizard of Oz? :idea:
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by guest again » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:09 pm

Is that Chris Peterson in the foreground flying a kite with a key attached to it?

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:56 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Ann wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:02 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:25 pm
LightningStorm_Randall_1080.jpg


Amazing photo! 😎 Kudos to Joe Randall! I Was especially impressed
by what looks to me like the big vortexes in Thunderhead! 😲
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Amazing photo indeed! And an amazing and totally frightening thunderstorm! 😲

You know, I don't think we are in Oklahoma any more - perhaps we are in Kansas!

Ann

O.K. I'll take that as an admission to that you have watched Dorothy (J.G.) as in the Wizard of Oz? :idea:
Why of course! :wink:

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:03 pm

Ann wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:56 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Ann wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:02 pm


Amazing photo indeed! And an amazing and totally frightening thunderstorm! 😲

You know, I don't think we are in Oklahoma any more - perhaps we are in Kansas!

Ann

O.K. I'll take that as an admission to that you have watched Dorothy (J.G.) as in the Wizard of Oz? :idea:
Why of course! :wink:

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by De58te » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:41 pm

I am kinda puzzled about Dorothy since her Auntie Em's farm was in Kansas so after that twister, Dorothy isn't in Kansas anymore. Perhaps you meant she is in Oklahoma now, since Oklahoma has been getting a lot of twisters lately as well. Is the shortform for Oklahoma, O.Z.?

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by neufer » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:17 pm

APOD Robot wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:05 am
Image Lightning over Colorado

Explanation: Pictured, over 60 images
were stacked to capture the flow of
lightning-producing storm clouds in July
over Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by neufer » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:45 pm

De58te wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:41 pm

I am kinda puzzled about Dorothy since her Auntie Em's farm was in Kansas so after that twister, Dorothy isn't in Kansas anymore. Perhaps you meant she is in Oklahoma now, since Oklahoma has been getting a lot of twisters lately as well. Is the shortform for Oklahoma, O.Z.?
The Land of OZ is shaped like Kansas
(or possibly Colorado, South Dakota or Pennsylvania.)

(No one would ever dream of going to Oklahoma voluntarily!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_Oz wrote:
<<Wizard of Oz told Ozma that his birth name was Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs, which, being a very long and cumbersome name, and as his other initials spelled out "PINHEAD," he preferred to leave just as O.Z. [Ozma] relates that the country was already named Oz (a word which in their language means "great and good"), and that it was typical for the rulers to have names that are variations of Oz. The people probably saw his initials on his balloon and took them as a message that he was to be their king.

It has been speculated that Oz was named after the abbreviation for ounce, in the theory that Oz is an allegory for the populist struggle against the illusion (the wizard) of the gold standard [e.g., Dorothy has silver slippers in the book]. Others have said that Oz stands for New York, since the letters of the alphabet before O and Z are N and Y respectively [e.g., I.B.M. => H.A.L.]. However, this works just as well for Pennsylvania, because the letters following O and Z are P and A. Several of Baum's fairy stories were situated on the Ozark Plateau, and the similarity of name may not be a coincidence.>>
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by johnnydeep » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:48 pm

APOD Robot wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:05 am
Image Lightning over Colorado

Explanation: Have you ever watched a lightning storm in awe? Join the crowd. Oddly, details about how lightning is produced remains a topic of research. What is known is that updrafts carry light ice crystals into collisions with larger and softer ice balls, causing the smaller crystals to become positively charged. After enough charge becomes separated, the rapid electrical discharge that is lightning occurs. Lightning usually takes a jagged course, rapidly heating a thin column of air to about three times the surface temperature of the Sun. The resulting shock wave starts supersonically and decays into the loud sound known as thunder. Lightning bolts are common in clouds during rainstorms, and on average 44 lightning bolts occur on the Earth every second. Pictured, over 60 images were stacked to capture the flow of lightning-producing storm clouds in July over Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Wait, so if I were to be looking up at the clouds at this time, they likely wouldn’t have the impressionistic painting form they make in this picture? In other words, how much time separated these 60 stacked photos?
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by JohnD » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:33 pm

Quote "over 60 images were stacked to capture the flow of lightning-producing storm clouds"

So the clouds never actually looked ike that. A triumph of Art over Science, to niether's benefit.
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:18 am

JohnD wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Quote "over 60 images were stacked to capture the flow of lightning-producing storm clouds"

So the clouds never actually looked ike that. A triumph of Art over Science, to niether's benefit.
John

Good observation John! I wonder what they really looked like! Bet they were still terrifying! :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by JohnD » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:06 am

Hardly an observation! More RTFB! Which will not be translated on this web page!

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by Ann » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:48 am

JohnD wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Quote "over 60 images were stacked to capture the flow of lightning-producing storm clouds"

So the clouds never actually looked ike that. A triumph of Art over Science, to niether's benefit.
John
What does Art say about that...?

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by Ann » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:49 am

JohnD wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:06 am
Hardly an observation! More RTFB! Which will not be translated on this web page!

John
So I had to look it up... I'm none the wiser...

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by neufer » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:05 pm

Ann wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:48 am
JohnD wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:33 pm

So the clouds never actually looked ike that.

A triumph of Art over Science, to niether's benefit.
What does Art say about that...?
I say neither and John says niether.
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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by Ann » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:11 pm

neufer wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Ann wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:48 am
JohnD wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:33 pm

So the clouds never actually looked ike that.

A triumph of Art over Science, to niether's benefit.
What does Art say about that...?
I say neither and John says niether.
ROTFLMAO!

(Although I've been suffering from lumbago for a few days, which is impeding my rolling...)

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by JohnD » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:07 pm

Ann wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:49 am
JohnD wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:06 am
Hardly an observation! More RTFB! Which will not be translated on this web page!

John
So I had to look it up... I'm none the wiser...

Ann
It's on the Wiki, Ann! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFB

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by JohnD » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:09 pm

Art,
we'll have to call the whole thing off!

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by Ann » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:21 am

JohnD wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Ann wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:49 am
JohnD wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:06 am
Hardly an observation! More RTFB! Which will not be translated on this web page!

John
So I had to look it up... I'm none the wiser...

Ann
It's on the Wiki, Ann! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFB





















John, when I looked it up and found that RTFB means "Read the f........ binary", I thought "binary" meant a pair of stars! You can imagine my confusion. Thanks for making me see what it actually means!

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Re: APOD: Lightning over Colorado (2020 Sep 27)

Post by JohnD » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:24 am

We all have our obsessions, Ann, yours is stars, mine is (here, anyway) keeoing Apod science-based.

I know the Wiki uses 'Binary', but that's a bit niche, for snooty coders.
The 'B' is more usually for 'book', or in my usage here, the text.