Caption: Timelapse footage of thunderstorms passing at night. Flashes of lightning illuminate dense shafts of heavy rainfall, while the towering cumulonimbus clouds are illuminated by moonlight. Such intense storms are a common occurrence on the Great Plains of the USA in summer, where warm moist air from the south meets cooler air from the north, causing strong convection. Filmed in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Thunderstorms at night, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:17.14

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 23.98

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 748.7M


Capture format: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Frame size: 3840x2160

Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

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