Rain Bomb Captured as it Explodes in the Sky

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I saw this timelapse the other day and said “wow” and just thought I'd share. 

I've never heard the phrase ‘rain bomb' but this sure shows that! The lighting set this off of course. We as photographers and filmmakers know that it is all about the light right? If this were something embedded in the darkness of the whole rainstorm, it would be practically invisible.

Anyway, I just thought you'd get a kick out of it.

Have you caught anything cool on your time lapses?

Rain Bomb: Rare ‘Wet Microburst’ Caught on Camera in Stunning Timelapse

Via Wimp.com:

Last summer, photographer and storm chaser Bryan Snyder was taking some long distance photos of a storm as it broke over Tucson, Arizona, when he captured a once-in-a-lifetime event. As the rain fell over the city, he saw what appeared to be a “rain bomb” fall and disperse all over the area below.

What Snyder observed is technically known as a microburst, and it occurs when a column of cool air suddenly sinks rapidly through the middle of the storm. This unique phenomenon usually only affects an area under two-and-a-half miles, but the impact of this column of air and rain hitting the ground and dispersing can result in temporary wind speeds of up to 150 miles per hour!

Read this article at Wimp.com “Rain Bomb Caught On Camera”

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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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