Location of photoCabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Date/Time of photoSept. 22, 2011
EquipmentKodak Z740 Digital Camera mounted on a tripod.
DescriptionThis is a color photo of a Gigantic Jet that appeared over a very electrically active storm near the center of the island of Puerto Rico.I used a photo taken just 8 seconds before the jet appeared and then another just 8 seconds after in this animated version to show how the sky looked before and after this event. The red plume above the blue plume is caused by the electrically charged molecules interacting with nitrogen in the upper atmosphere.