02 July 2009

Skywatch Friday: EcoRover sees a Big Apple sky

Living along the Continental Divide of the northern Rocky Mountains in Montana, I sometimes fall into thinking that nowhere else in the world has amazing, beautiful, and awe-inspiring sky. Yeah, I'm such a provincial. But willing to admit when I'm wrong. On a recent trip to Maine, we were grounded in New York City's JFK airport (FOUR HOURS sitting in the plane) while one of the fiercest thunderstorms I've ever seen in my life blew through. Here's an unretouched photo of that incredible NYC sky:

Wow.

17 comments:

Louise said...

I am LOVING this sky. It's the third time I've seen it so far in SkyWatch today. All different and all incredible. Sorry you were grounded, but I wouldn't have wanted to fly in that!

Calm Energy said...

Gorgeous colors... this time of sunset goes by so quickly, it's great when we can capture it.
~Maria

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky. That is incredible. Happy Skywatch Friday.

mountain.mama said...

Wow, you'd never expect that in NYC! Awesome sky. Not for flying in though.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well Eco, I would never have expected to see that photo in NYC... Amazing!!!! We've all had some crazy weather this spring/summer. Right now, we are nearly PERFECT here in TN. The high today was 75 and tonight we'll go down into the 50's. Excellent sleeping weather.

Hope you have a wonderful 4th.
Betsy

Janie said...

That is beautiful! Maybe that made up for the 4 hour wait on the tarmack.

Carol said...

Wow, gorgeous fiery sky! Grounded 4 hrs...ugh.

syel said...

i love the sky! fiery!

The Crow said...

Mammatous clouds trail along with fierce winds, frequently are seen with tornado-producing systems. Gorgeous color in the sky.

:)

Gaelyn said...

Wow! That is one incredible sky. Bet your glad in the long run you had to sit it out on tarmak instead of flying thru it. Great capture.

Deer Passion said...

Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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Sean Eamon said...

A similar photograph made Yahoo's Week in Pictures. See it here:
http://www.yahoo.com/s/1095402

Lisa Wilson said...

That is amazing!! I wouldn't have expected something so beautiful there either. :)

secret agent woman said...

I love when the sky is red - seems almost end of timeish.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great example of mama, or mamatus - fluid filled features that form underneath other cloud formations, probably a huge anviled-out cumulonimbus in this case. From the Latin for udder. They are especially striking when lit from the side by low sunlight. That looks like what's happening here. Thanks for sharing. Made my day.

Judy said...

Incredible sky!! Glad you are safe, though, even if it did mean a 4 hour wait. When I saw the Crow's comment about these clouds being associated with tornadoes, I bet you are really glad you were on the ground, watching!