SIERRA CLUB — ORIONID METEOR SHOWER — LIGHTNING STRIKES — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 807,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Your Favorite Flower

The Orionid Meteor Shower lights up the skies in October, with up to 25 meteors an hour at its peak, which extends from October 20 to 27. However, the best time to observe the show (the peak of the peak, as it were) is overnight from October 21 to 22. The bits of dust that ignite the atmospheric streaks producing the Orionids were left behind from Halley’s Comet. The radiant, or plane, from which the meteors appear to emanate, lies to the left of Orion’s reddish star Betelgeuse and close to the border of Gemini. Orionids are some of the fastest known meteors—if you blink, you might miss one. With the full moon falling earlier in the month, viewers should get to enjoy a relatively dark sky.  

For the second month in a row, the full moon falls on the 13th. The hunter’s moon in October will take place on a Sunday at 2:09 P.M. PDT, but it doesn’t rise until just after sunset. Look east to see the full moon ascending in the constellation Pisces. Some of the other, possibly more appropriate, names for October’s full moon are the blood moon or dying grass moon, which fit the Halloween and autumn season. Speaking of Halloween, those who are out trick-or-treating will hopefully be treated to a beautiful view as the sky grows dark—a crescent moon to the southwest, sitting next to Jupiter (the pair float almost 5 degrees apart on October 31) with a backdrop of the Milky Way.

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence
051719 - Chasing Naders in Nebraska 017

Monsoon Storm Over New Mexico

090118 - September Thunderstorms 014

Alaska - Inside Passage

Electric Wizard.

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LIGHTNING STRIKES — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 769,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Your Favorite Sunrise Sunset

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence
Lightning over Bournemouth//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Transylvania Storm//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Summer Solstice Seattle style//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Lightning bolts//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

080715 - Seasonal August Nebraska Storms (Stacked)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

LIGHTNING STRIKES — PLANET EARTH WEATHER group

PLANET EARTH WEATHER has over 800 members and over 16,000 photos and videos.

 All PLANET EARTH groups supports Greenpeace, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and American Bird Conservancy.

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Lightcatcher66stumbleonmalioliRenateEuroperospix+

071015 - Chasing Nebraska Lightning! (Stacked)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

091515 - September Nebraska Storm Cells (Stacked)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

081615 - Kewl Nebraska CG Lightning & Krawlers//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Striking Blues//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Lightning Storm//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

LIGHTNING STRIKES — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 714,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Waterfalls

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence
War of the Worlds//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Lightning over Bournemouth//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Summer Solstice Seattle style//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

091515 - September Nebraska Storm Cells (Stacked)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Lightning in the sea//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

LIGHTNING STRIKES — PLANET EARTH WEATHER group

PLANET EARTH WEATHER has over 800 photos and over 15,000 photos and videos. 

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Lightcatcher66stumbleonmalioliRenateEuroperospix+
Distant Lightning seen from Malta//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Thunderstorm, Rosendahl, Germany, 24-06-2015//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Lightning show in Southern Attica//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Toulouse - Orage 18.07.15//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Thunderstorm, Rosendahl, Germany, 03-07-2015//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Stormy Night//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Cosmic Blast!//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

091515 - September Nebraska Storm Cells (Stacked)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

072315 - Late July Storm Chasing (Stacked)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Zapped//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

071015 - Chasing Nebraska Lightning! (Stacked)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js