APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

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APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:05 am

Image A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas

Explanation: Is that a cloud or an alien spaceship? It's an unusual and sometimes dangerous type of thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Supercells may spawn damaging tornados, hail, downbursts of air, or drenching rain. Or they may just look impressive. A supercell harbors a mesocyclone -- a rising column of air surrounded by drafts of falling air. Supercells could occur over many places on Earth but are particularly common in Tornado Alley of the USA. Featured here are four time-lapse sequences of a supercell in 2013 rotating above and moving across Booker, Texas. Captured in the video are new clouds forming near the storm center, dust swirling on the ground, lightning flashing in the upper clouds, all while the impressively sculptured complex rotates ominously. Finally, after a few hours, as shown in the final sequence, dense rain falls as the storm begins to die out.

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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by emc » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:31 am

That was just plain awesome!

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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:55 am

Hey Ed; good to see you post \; welcome back! :D


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Just awesome! :shock: When I was a kid; I got caught in a severe rain storm on my way home from downtown! I was on my bike and really pedaled fast! Needless to say, I was soaked. The wind was blowing so hard that the brenches on the trees were bending way over!

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Aw! kitty can't go out and play!
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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by E Fish » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:16 pm

That was amazing... but I'd be okay with not seeing that storm coming at me.

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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by emc » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:00 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:55 am
Hey Ed; good to see you post \; welcome back! :D
:D Thanks Orin!
Someday you and I need to ride out on our wheelbarrow 8-)

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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:12 pm

emc wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:00 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:55 am
Hey Ed; good to see you post \; welcome back! :D
:D Thanks Orin!
Someday you and I need to ride out on our wheelbarrow 8-)
🚀 🌌 🤩 All right!
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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by De58te » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:09 pm

emc wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:31 am
That was just plain awesome!
I wouldn't have said it was just plane awesome. I would say that it was just super spaceship awesome!

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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by emc » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:57 pm

De58te wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:09 pm
emc wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:31 am
That was just plain awesome!
I wouldn't have said it was just plane awesome. I would say that it was just super spaceship awesome!
:mrgreen:

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Re: APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas (2021 Jun 13)

Post by MarkBour » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:50 pm

After watching this fine piece, I continued on Mike Olbinski's Vimeo, to his Vorticity 3 piece. My life has been significantly enriched by watching it.
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