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Monday's Convection!

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« on: October 20, 2008, 08:09:27 pm »

This was one great day for convection. At approx 4pm this great big monster of a cell came over and the underside of it just filled the sky with Mammatus. There was so much I had difficulty knowing where to point the camera. Took a load of images, here's just two.

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 08:22:32 pm »

John they're very impressive shots! We seem to have had all the weather today - I was down at the Loughshore in Antrim at lunchtime and saw rollers of the sort one would expect up at White Rocks!

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 08:33:21 pm »

Thanks Paul, was very nearly going to put up all 60+ images, but I would have got shouted at Wink
Yeah, you would get those with the wind in that direction.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 09:39:15 pm »

Cracker shots John!!!. The first one looks the most inpressive. Must have been a major cell you had passing through!. That's got to be on the best mammatus catches from here in recent times. Keep an eye out tommorow for more.

I seen over two dozen mammatus displays today. The best was this one which formed under the anvil of a giant gust front which produced horizontal rain and hail. The winds must have been gusting at 40-50mph when it hit. The mammatus were very large and hung down to a great depth. This is wide angle.





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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 10:23:55 pm »

Here's another display. Nothing at all like the beast John caught, this was almost an all sky display. The camera is pointing straight up under the anvil as the cell moves from L to R.



John emailed me over more of his mammatus images. They are awesome captures. John, how about sharing those two images with the house in them?  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 11:09:30 pm »

Didn't get any images only soaked through to the skin nicely caught Martin and John.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 11:32:51 pm »

Thanks Martin and Jonathan, don't know which two you mean Martin I took that many with the house in Embarrassed If you can find them post them for me! I like those lit from the side you got, something unusual about them, I didn't get that effect.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 11:37:36 pm »

Here's John's other two beauties..



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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 11:42:55 pm »

Oh..... those two, thanks for putting them up Martin Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008, 01:09:30 am »



Video of gust fronts and mammatus. Unfortunately no lightning,
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2008, 04:36:55 am »

Great shots guys. Mammatus are tough to frame, unless you have a wide angle lens. here are a couple of mine from june...



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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2008, 05:17:05 pm »

Hi Tyler. That's two great mammatus images!. The anvil on that cell is a monster. Was that a supercell?.

I agree with what you say, they are tough to shoot, and trying to get something in the foreground for a sense of scale is very difficult if the display is overhead. Then the sun angle to...it's amazing how an 'average' mammatus display can be a breathtaking sight with a low sun producing the orange or red colours on the bags. They are cool things, I always love to see a good display. This time of year is good for us in this country because the Sun is lower during the day increasing the chances of a coloured display. It has been a active year for weather here and it doesn't look like it's going to settle down either.
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008, 06:50:13 pm »

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it doesn't look like it's going to settle down either.
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Just amorphous cunim here - and so much rain that it's sometimes hard to see even those. Sky filled with decayed remnants of anvils even when it's dry, except for a few brief intervals. And, with the air this unsteady, the seeing is <expletive deleted> rotten anyway.

Would like the occasional clear night. Please. Especially now the Moon's getting out of the way.

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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 07:30:45 pm »

Yes, I was hoping to get some comet hunting done tonight but more showers are heading in. I can see stars but the trans looks too poor for setting up the telescope. Must have a look at Chi Cygni. Things might improve later in the night.

Today produced spectacular convection in my area. Some beautiful cbs with white anvils and hail falling from the top. It was much more photogenic that yesterday.
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2008, 11:42:52 am »

Great shots guys!! well formed mammatus captured by all.. 

Great video Martin!!  Grin
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