Thunderbolts & Lightning !!!
Trip Start May 04, 2012
17Trip End Jun 22, 2012
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Over the years I have witnessed a lot of electrical storms, however what I watched for about 5 hours over the skies on San Juan last night was nothing short of spectacular!
The action started shortly after sunset, with the power going off around 8 ish, there was plenty of lightning, but no rain. It was a type of lightning I had never seen before ,with several bursts of super bright light continually through the night. It wasn't like the standard bolt of lightning, followed by a loud crack of thunder. It was also very different from the usual "sheet lightning". I went on Google this morning to see if I could determine an explanation. The only thing that was even remotely close was this...........
According to the Wikipedia site, this only happens in Venezuela.........hmmmm, I have never been there, but I also know I have never seen anything similar, and it sure looked like Catatumbo lightning to me???
So tonight just after sunset the storms started rolling in over the water. I have my camera in hand, just in case I am able to capture a shot ( few people do) I'm a little bit nervous after my near death lightning experience in Quito, however if I feel all my hair stand up again.....I'll make sure to hit the dirt!!
This was last nights sunset........who knew ?
Definitely stormy looking clouds tonight!