Day 16, July 26. Far southwest New Mexico evening lightning, spectacular red sunset
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:37:53 -0700
Day 16, July 26. Far southwest New Mexico evening lightning, spectacular red sunset
Animas Lightning & Sunset
26 July 2013
Evan and I headed east on the 26th first photographing some very
short-lived storms over the Dos Cabezas Mountains. We then headed east for
much more numerous lightning producing storms south and east of Lordsburg,
NM. We dropped south on Hwy 383 to Animas and photographed the backside of
some storms to the southeast with a few distant lightning strikes over the
Little Hatchet Mountains. New storms formed back west, to the
west/southwest of Animas, which is where we had our most success with
several vivid staccato lightning flashes and a red sunset to remember as a
close, semi-transparent precipitation curtain just to our west lit up red
for about two minutes creating a surreal red filter of the entire
landscape! The image included in this post is of a lightning flash to the
south-southeast with the Peloncillo Mountains in the distance on the right.