Lonely cloud pouring its heart out in Zimbabwe

Wonderful photo of an unusual rain cloud, plus two others from Mutare, Zimbabwe. Thanks for sending them, Peter Lowenstein!

View larger. | Peter Lowenstein wrote: “A lonely cloud pouring its heart out over Mutare, Zimbabwe. It is not often that one sees heart-shaped clouds and rarer still to see rain falling in such a narrow and well defined stream from underneath one. I captured this image from the verandah of my house using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 compact camera in Intelligent Auto mode.”

Dr. Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe submitted these three photos this past weekend. He wrote:

I thought you might like the attached pictures … It is always nice to see something good about Zimbabwe … still such a beautiful country and has a wonderful climate, which is why I decided to retire here.

Two more images from Peter, below. Be sure to view them larger.

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View larger. | Peter Lowenstein wrote: “Venus has been prominent in the evening sky since January and, weather permitting, it may be possible to see the close conjunction with Mars later this month. Managed to get a picture of the two last week (on February 11, 2015) with my other camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 set to Night Scenery), but they were still quite far apart.”

View larger. | Peter Lowenstein wrote: “Thunderstorm with lightning and Venus [right of cloud] over Chikanga, Mutare, Zimbabwe. It is a frame capture from a video taken just three days ago with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 compact camera.”

Bottom line: Wonderful photo of an unusual rain cloud, plus two others from Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Peter Lowenstein