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Storm Cloud 26/2/08 – anyone have pictures??

By taninaus - 27 February 2008 17

There was an amazing storm cloud last night – I was in Tuggeranong watching it about 7.30-9.00pm – there was a great big white cloud and lightning happening completely inside the cloud. It was a great light show and I was wishing I had my camera but I am not sure it would have caught what I was seeing either.

Did anyone get any good pictures or video that they can upload here???

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Storm Cloud 26/2/08 – anyone have pictures??
jam 10:41 pm 28 Feb 08

I was on the roof on the Canberra Centre at about 8:30-9:00pm on my way home when I noticed it. I tried to take some video footage with my camera phone to no avail. Amazing though – I was up there for about an hour during the time the lightning was going crazy.

Danman 9:04 am 28 Feb 08

My photos can be seen here

In my first photo (Posting as danman obviously) you can see the passenger jet trail that everyone is talkin about going through the frame.

Tonnes of good photos in this flickr thread though

John Tuttle 11:05 pm 27 Feb 08

Re: Doctor Evil comment about the jet – I might have seen the same jet…it did look close.

However, the storm was just north-east of Braidwood, so the jet departing Canberra was actually still miles west of the cloud.

Gungahlin Al 5:54 pm 27 Feb 08

GCC VP Jonathon and I had a great view of the cell from the hill behind Wells Station. He sent a pic in to RA last night…
The way the lightning wrapped up around the outside of the thunderhead was v. cool.

ant 3:54 pm 27 Feb 08

I had front row seats for The Supercell (AKA “The Braidwood Thing”) and bunged a few shots up on the Weatherzone forums.
http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=002436;p=7

Doctor Evil 3:37 pm 27 Feb 08

Forgot to mention that a passenger jet flew very close to the cloud while I was filming it, what a cool view they must have had…….

Doctor Evil 3:34 pm 27 Feb 08

I thought War of The Worlds was finally happening, the idea of which is slightly less horrific than Tom Cruise’s acting in the remake.

If I can manage to get the stupid DV editing software working properly i’ll post up some video.

Ally-J 3:32 pm 27 Feb 08

wasnt that just breathtaking! If it split down the middle and some type of UFO appeared I wouldnt have been surprised (too many sci fi movies) it actually reminded me of one of those electricity conducting sulpher balls that everyone had in the 90’s

realityskin 3:09 pm 27 Feb 08

Yeah i stopped on my way from walking back from gym and watched, it was so surreal.

ifan 2:32 pm 27 Feb 08
NathanaelB 2:04 pm 27 Feb 08
sepi 1:54 pm 27 Feb 08

CT has a big pic.

Danman 1:51 pm 27 Feb 08

Yeah I was watching and photograohing this around 830.
Problem being that it was all cloud to cloud lightning, so when th epictrure is taken it just looks like a cloud lit up from inside.
I did not see any real good bolts of lightning, but apparently the BOM has predicted more electrical activity this afternoon/evening.

fnaah 1:44 pm 27 Feb 08

Was watching that from the balcony of The Venue with a tasty beer in hand – a pity nobody had the forethought to put “Riders on the Storm” on the jukebox. 😉

AussieGal83 1:31 pm 27 Feb 08

I was watching that too! It was so beautiful. Very cool. I was actually also hoping someone may have taken pictures….

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