August 12th, 2003

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Lightning!

Yesterday we had some good storms come through in north Austin. Every time a storm comes through I try to get lightning pictures, and got a nice one this time:



If you look at the larger picture, you can see drops of water. Although I was indoors when I took this picture, the drops are not on the outside of the window. These are raindrops falling through the air, captured in freefall by the strobe-like illumination of the lightning strike! Very cool. This is a great demonstration that falling raindrops do not take on a "teardrop" shape, as is commonly depicted.