Photographer Nicholas Isabella captured this image on August 12, 2018. He said:
I have waited years to capture a severe thunderstorm and the Milky Way in the same frame. Sunday night I accomplished my goal in Arizona. Standing out there under the stars watching lightning strike after lightning strike was such an amazing moment. I don’t think I have ever felt so in touch with nature.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Nicholas!
Bottom line: Photo of both a thunderstorm and the Milky Way.
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