Lightning - near Gainesville, Florida
Lightning - near Gainesville, Florida

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Caption   Dramatic, branching bolts of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning illuminate the night sky near Gainesville, Florida. Central Florida is one of the lightning capitals of the world - the yearly number of bolts per square mile is exceeded at few other locations. This is the reason the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing is located here. During the summer months, thunderstorms occur most afternoons.
Photo Id   w3733-ad65-d9251
Date and Time   June 11, 2010   5:44 PM
Location   near Gainesville, Florida
latitude 29° 35' 19.0" N       longitude 82° 23' 21.6" W
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Keywords   lightning, flash, bolt, stroke, strike, CG, storm, thunderstorm, clouds, severe, weather, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, FL, United States, danger, dangerous, menacing, threatening, risk, peril, hazard, dramatic, night, nighttime, magenta, purple, low key
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