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Category: Tempest, Red Sprites and Lightning

The stormy boletus over Garching

While staying in Garching in place of Tania Johnston, who I thank so much for great hosptality, I had a great view to storms passing by on 30th July 2016. The one far away over ESO Headquarters was the most beautiful. With every flash all the cloud shaped like a boletus appeared behind home of…
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Feeling the supercell

Feeling the supercell

The Seč reservoir has many faces, but the wildest one is when a thunderstorm is close here. What a surprise in late evening on 25th June, 2016, when perfectly shaped supercell showed in front of me over the calm water. This is not that usual for Czech Republic. And it was so fast – just…
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Temperament of Halmahera wild

Temperament of Halmahera wild

Storms are one of the most amazing phenomena on Earth. While staying on wonderful Halmahera island for the spectacular total solar eclipse, I had incredible view from Kartika Buli over the distant tropical horizon on 2nd March 2016. Wild storm was producing beautiful flashes and the starry sky above was completely clear. This is the…
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Resting VLT, airglow “ribs” and mysterious Red Sprites

Would you imagine, how many pictures of the sky can you produce from one-week trip at La Silla and Paranal observatory? Well, after long silence I took a look at the data from my January trip and found out I still have lot of to do. So here we go, this is another result. It…
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The fantastic Red Sprites night

As the stormy summer weather over the central Europe is underway, there are many chances to capture the Red Sprites again. I took my camera on the beach of the Seč reservoir late night on 17 July 2015, knowing the strong MCS storm is moving across the central Austria, so about 300-400 km south from…
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Is there still a time for swimming?

What a wild night on July 7/8, 2015! Very strong thunderstorm was about coming over the Seč reservoir, so I was so excited to enjoy the last hot minutes in the natural “tub” before the storm brought even very perceptible chill. Well, the storm was faster, unfortunately. But I put my camera just on the…
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The dancing Sprites over the reservoir

As the hot and dry summertime peaks in the center of Europe, this season finally brings some strong MCS storms visible far from the Seč reservoir. And this night, exactly on the early morning of July 6th, 2015, finally came my opportunity to capture some Red Sprites just by the DSLR camera. I was waiting…
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