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Category: Tempest, Red Sprites and Lightning

Moonlight storm

Moonlight storm

Imagine you stay by a lake when night temperatures are still high to feel the summer, Moon illuminates the landscape around you and suddenly a fluffy clouds appear. After a while, frequent lightning turns the calm views to wild natural performance, but not anyhow dangerous since all the lightning is just among clouds. A night…
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Gems of Soneva Fushi sky

Deeply among the Maldivean islands you can reach small one called Soneva Fushi. And it is truly beautiful and peaceful place to stay. From all possible activities I liked the most gazing the night skies. As the island is not much influented by harmful light pollution and equator is not far away, you can see…
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Enjoying the wildness

Last night, on 11th June 2018, very strong thunderstorms went accross the Czech Republic. I knew it could be wild, so I was very careful. But still – enjoying this wildeness over the Seč resevoir was as exciting as beautiful. The frequence of the lightning was such big that I could easily take this multiexposure…
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Sprites and Andromeda

The stormy weather over Europe in recent days is perfectly favorable for capturing upper atmosphere lightning, called red spites. Despite short nights over the Czech Republic (due to summer solstice season) I was finally lucky last night, on 11th June 2018 after midnight. This red sprite occured most likely over large thunderstorm located east from…
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The dawn Sprite

As the summer on the northern hemisphere peaks, there are lot of thunderstorms here in the central Europe. One of it was located over southwest Poland in the early morning 28 June 2017. Viewed from Klokočov village, Czech Republic (49°48’09.3″N and 15°39’58.6″E), I could capture something more unique than the storm itself – an ephemeral…
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Higher expectations

Summer storms can be really wild here in the Czech Republic. So when I’d realized a big one was coming late night 22nd June 2017, I prepared myself for really strong experience over the Seč reservoir. But when it came, it was, however, much weaker than expected. So I stood up on the beach with…
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Fisherman against the storm

End of the August 2016 and finally one beautiful storm over the Seč reservoir, Czech Republic. While I was standing on the beach late night of 28th August, a beautiful storm created over the lake, slowly moving towards the north. A fisherman went to check his rodes when a wonderful out-of-clouds flash lighted up. This…
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