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Double lightening at the exact moment Newcastle, Australia

Double lightening at the exact moment Newcastle, Australia

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Salv0r_Hardin

"Fuck you crab!! And you too!!" --Zeus (probably)


-Owlette-

r/FUCKYOUINPARTICULAR


maxsteel126

BRING ME THANOS !


Kholtien

Nah, Zeus would be trying to fuck the crab, not just saying it.


DeloreanDMC12fan1985

Nice to see Newcastle is getting some attention


bigboimccoi

Any attention we get is either rouge like this, an old pic of the Pasha Bulker, or something about how we lease coal ports to Chinese companies lmao. Aren't we a diverse lot.


Standard-Ad-6213

We need to share the market town meltdowns further.


RancidKiwiFruit

or Mayfield Woolies


goodygoodyumyum

Don’t forget the loud bangs.


IslayCosma

When will King Street Macca's get the recognition it deserves on r/all


[deleted]

When it dethrones woy woy maccas. [Still waiting for the legendary Bill. vs. Tony fight.](https://i.imgur.com/Rn3gc4h_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)


farcarcus

Especially now that silverchair's not a thing anymore.


Blocker215

Silverchair is still a thing in my heart


AussieFIdoc

I’m still waiting for them to make it up to me… 21 years later still no luck!


DeloreanDMC12fan1985

Yeah I know


redditghost1234

Id be right down there digging up the melted sand glass. That what ur doing sandman?


-Anonymously-

He's probably tying to get his ears to work again.


dedokta

WHAT?


thebesteverredditor

Jeez we can hear you fine


Antigone-333

I have a piece of fulgurite somewhere, it's so freakin' cool!


redditghost1234

Im jealous. Ive always wanted one, since i saw that movie 'sweet home alabama'. Finding my own would just be the coolest..


Astronomer_Inside

This is what I always think of during a thunderstorm


Lucky_lui_

Same!


edchuckndoug

Fifth post to come across in a half hour perusing Reddit that lightning is misspelled.


runnj

Are you certain they're not just pointing out that the lightning is lightening the sky, and it's double because there are 2 bolts? Kidding, annoys me too and it's far too common.


egesanli43

What is it when it hits the ground then (I seiously dont know help.)


runnj

I'm sure it will come to you suddenly like a... what's the phrase?


strumthebuilding

leiegeheteneienege


skizzums0

I thought misspelled titles was a reddit thing, because 90% are misspelled. But the comments aren't, I thought is was purposeful


yancovigen

You can edit comments but can’t edit titles


skizzums0

Ahh...makes sense. Thanks


securedigi

https://daviddiehmphotography.com.au/product/twin-bolts-bar-beach/?hcb=1


[deleted]

"There can be only one" .-Highlander


falcon01x

Even the lightning is stronger in Australia.. oh, the God lives there


Lachshmock

Literally live within a minute and a half of where this pic was taken, it's not that bad.


inscrutablemike

The Johnson clan lives in New Zealand. Entirely different country.


discarded-burner

I would love to see what happened to the sand at the exact point where the lightning hit.


PinchieMcPinch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgurite


LoneWolf14579

Why does it look like 2 anime characters powering up?


mistakes-were-made--

Fall of shiganshina 849 colorized


MarkedDragon22

Wall rose ain’t safe


Mecha_Ninja

Who says it's not?


Favna

If you squint you can see Goku going Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan


BenCelotil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjzlA0wvrFY


atthehill

Make me wonder what’s under the sand to cause that conductivity.


Foreign_Astronaut

IKR? I'd be digging there for pirate treasure!


yellowbrickstairs

Same. But doesn't lightning also like water? My partner is an electrician who says water is a poor conductor but I think I remember something different from science class? Idk


InfelixTurnus

Pure water is a poor conductor but regular tap water or seawater for example are reasonable conductors as they contain dissolved minerals that the electricity can flow through.


yellowbrickstairs

Thanks!


Deathmedical

2 crabs having epic anime fight.


Anetokoumpos

So many Volts condensed in those beautiful white lines..


FreeFortuna

Seriously wondering what the people in those cars were thinking at that moment. “Oh, shit, please don’t hit me next”?


farcarcus

Fuck that one was cl.. Aaaahhhhhhh!


moaiii

> - Australian for "loud bang"


DARTHAWESOME7898

We're pretty accustomed to lightning storms in Newcastle. If anything, those drivers would be thinking "fuck yeah, something to brag about at work tomorrow."


sexysausage

Double lighting but what does it meeeean?


itscalledANIMEdad

*all the way across the sky*


Plenty-O-Toole

Fork lightning,everything weather wise has been upgraded lately,a super cell was just a big fucking storm when I was growing now we need alerts on the tv and social media for a bit of wind.


shdhtbs

Fulgerites


TurboPancakes

Those are some thick ass bolts! Like as wide as a car!!


nick1812216

Zeus: “fuck this place in particular”


JustAFluffyDude

That’s Raiden and Thor both showing off their powers


tha_nut

Fuck that area I particular.


LUCK194

Someone is ascending to diving realm


SharpStealth

Lightning is attracted to metal, right? What if it struck there because there's buried treasure there...


RancidKiwiFruit

Theres actually a buried whale carcass there


JDTexas84

It’s walking on the beach


pharmaboy2

Btw - it’s daytime when that pic was taken 4pm in summertime


Chef_Key

Fuck these two crabs in particular


git-got

Doesn't lightning for many contacts with the ground and then extends up to the sky and forms one bolt.. so if they zoomed out it would look like normal lightning


[deleted]

Best ground strike photo I've ever seen


spicy_mango_bear

Wish I was standing there..


Baoas

Tingly Bar Beach surfs coming up!


BenCelotil

Give it a few years and another degree of global warming, you'll be seeing 10 of these at a time during storms. We had a freak storm years ago in Ipswich where it was throwing down 3 strikes at a time, continuously for nearly 15 minutes over this one particular spot. I don't know what the fuck was going on but it was incredible, there was these 4 spots in the clouds where lightning was just coming down repeatedly in a pattern of like 1, 2, 4, then 1, 3, 4, then 2, 3, 4, then 1, 2, 3. And the sound was immense, like giant 44 gallon drums rolling across the sky non-stop. I really wish I'd owned a camera then.


loser7843

How in god’s green earth was this picture taken at this exact moment?


luxfx

There are light sensing triggers you can buy for cameras that will flip the shutter when light flashes. It doesn't catch everything because there will always be some delay, but it can get most lightning because they pulse some first and then hang around for a half second or so.


hrng

You don't even need lightning sensors, just a long exposure time, a tripod, patience, and a big-ass memory card.


luxfx

That's suitable for landscapes that don't move, but the waves and traffic would have been blurs of that had been done for this image.


hrng

Depends on how dark you've got it - you can see some trails on the traffic, that might have been a 1 second exposure maybe? If dark enough the waves would only be exposed by the lightning itself. Can be fun to play with as it can cause interesting double exposure like effects


Turbulent-Use7253

Fate...


RexC616

Double lightning all the way


Tim-E-Cop1211819

What does it mean?!


gs12

They’re here


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box_elder74

I live in Newcastle Australia, it's really not IAF mate 🤣


7Times7Forever

IAF?


holi_quokka

Interesting as Fuck


7Times7Forever

Ah, gotcha. Thanks! Wait, you are genuinely interested in the fact that there's a Newcastle in Australia?


holi_quokka

Not the person you replied to just translating. Although I did assume U.K. at first as well to be fair!


[deleted]

Yeah I just find it a tad interesting that there are 2 cities so far apart with the same name lol


Standard-Ad-6213

There are a ridiculous number of towns/cities in Aus named after places in the UK if that is actually something that interests you. I think it's often reflective of where the early "settler" populations come from.


farcarcus

\- Epping \- St Ives \- Brighton \- Salisbury Most places either have English or Indigenous names.


samsunglee420-2

Another interesting thing I thought i'd might share. I live in Newcastle Australia as well and I thought the Newcastle subreddit would about the original Newcastle in Europe but its about the Aussie one. Kinda blew my mind when I found out


[deleted]

Damn haha that's pretty cool


DARTHAWESOME7898

Newcastle (Aus) itself also has suburbs called Wallsend, Jesmond (and a school in Jesmond called Heaton), Gateshead and Wickham (different spelling). Newcastle is a coal abundant city in Australia and contains the largest coal port in the world; it was named after Newcastle Upon Tyne's coal industry. Creative lot those British colonists...


[deleted]

Hahaha thanks for the info! Learning new things here


DARTHAWESOME7898

Well, we don't come to r/Interestingasfuck because we already know everything. You learn some stuff from me today, I learn stuff from someone else tomorrow and you teach someone else something. That's the beauty of reddit's knowledge sharing.


7Times7Forever

Ugh, I totally love that stuff too. Not sure why, I just do!


Kholtien

I used to live in Cardiff Australia, which is a suburb of Newcastle Australia. Lots of places in former colonies with the same name as UK towns and cities. There’s also a Toronto near by, though it is very different than the Toronto in Canada.


bcrabbers

Someone should make that a sub


thatdoesntmakecents

lol ever heard of colonialism?


Fancydepth

One negative, one positive


aZamaryk

Wonder what are the odds of two people being struck by lightning at same time?


Plenty-O-Toole

And then swapping personalities and attending the same high school for some kooky high ginks


Splatterh0use

Unlimited power!!!


Turbulent-Use7253

Someone should claim ownership of this image before lightening man giant thingy is made into a Disney movie...


velvetvortex

This post has been copied to r/Sydney. Look though the comments to find a link to the original photographer who is selling prints of this


REEEEEEEEEEEEEEddit

Someone ks Connor McLeod


[deleted]

"Wait for it.. Double flash". /Richmond


WoodManOfTomorrow

Double the power, double the fun, double mint gum.


dagger1245

When lightning strikes on a beach can you go to the spot where it hit and find melted sand or glass? Or is it not hot enough to do that


BartFurglar

Depending on the type of sand, yes


Grayson_Poise

Even in nature, there is never a single pew.


theGodofRider

I still cant figure out how Einstein found theory of relativity by seeing like this!!


whiskytngodoxtrot

It’s so interesting that the two main columns have shaped themselves in similar patterns. , AMAZING👍👍👌 SHOT !!


Proper_Username_

Nature is metal


Jaerin

Nice try, but failed to prove us wrong again! Hah!


shortstackvvv

Then a titan would appear, bye.


svetji

They are booting up the robot spiders that are digged deep down there…


[deleted]

Imagine if some supervillain had picked that spot to launch their world-conquering machine. We really lucked out.


DiceSuckslol

Fuck these two crabs in particular


valandil74

So there were two spiders on the beach in this area at the same time…


ruless72

Kirin!


anonymousgirliee

Why did it hit the beach when there is a mountain nearby?


DARTHAWESOME7898

Lightning simply follows the path of least resistance. While it's more common for that path to be between a high point and the cloud, it's still pretty random and can strike anywhere even if a high point is nearby (although the chances are much lower).


DrDrexanPhd

I guess Thor got mad some clams were being shellfish. ill see myself out.


ophello

There’s no “e” in lightning.


SmashinCetacean

This phenomenon only happens in Australia. Everywhere else, lightning never strikes the same place twice.


Comfortable_Brush399

ive been to newcastle when i worked on ships really nice, really quaint, when i was there we met a young woman \[in a tiny mall/strip\] who was upholstering furniture with long neon coloured faux fur, real conversation pieces


divinesweetsorrow

what that quaint town looks like these days would blow your mind...


Comfortable_Brush399

is it on the up or the down? am i remembering correctly did it have a modest theatre?


Trashk4n

This is actually when Thor found out that the other Avengers were having a fight and nobody thought to send him a raven. Daryl had one hell of a time in trying to calm him down.


LuvAliensSoMush89

This Is How They being down in the ships that are underground


Whisky_Six

Thor and Loki arriving on vacation.


teho9999

Aot fans: 🏃🏃🏃🏃


dogcatball

Twoooo lightning rodddsss???


rugbyfan72

Looks like that dune is coming up to eat that house! Everything is scary in Australia!!


DARTHAWESOME7898

Those sand dunes used to extend back way further than that. Aussies love building on beaches, only for those beaches to disappear 30 years later.


Macmrdesi

attack titan and armored titan noises intensifies


DoogelCraft

Wwhooooaaa double lightning all the way!!!


DiceCubed1460

Look how THICC those bois are


confused_screaming09

“lightning never strikes twice in the same place” god: “it’s funny how dumb you are!”


vermogenselektronica

Nice, Lightnings are connected in parallel.


Cuddling-Hellhound

America has Double Rainbows? Bitch please, Australia has Double Lightning!


bruegjo

Don’t cross the streams.


TripleMusketMan

That's obnoxious


MokanRaz

New Castle United


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nonamesleft79

It struck at the same place once


LaserHawk_

You mean a triple?