Lightning striking the Gulf of Mexico - Sanibel Island, Florida
Lightning striking the Gulf of Mexico - Sanibel Island, Florida

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Caption   A bolt of lightning from a late afternoon thunderstorm strikes the Gulf of Mexico off of Florida's Sanibel Island. During the summer wet season, thunderstorms with frequent lightning are a common occurrence in south Florida. This photo was taken with a lightning detection device, which triggers a camera's shutter when a sudden increase in light level is seen.
Photo Id   w1787-fe66-12c36
Date and Time   September 21, 2009   7:10 PM
Location   Sanibel Island, Florida
latitude 26° 31' 19.4" N       longitude 82° 11' 36.7" W
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Keywords   lightning, bolt, stroke, strike, CG, flash, storm, thunderstorm, weather, Gulf of Mexico, ocean, sea, water, sunset, beach, golden, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, Florida, FL, United States, day, daytime, danger, dangerous, menacing, threatening, frightening, risk, peril, hazard
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