Day 217 of 365 Things To Do in Panama
Day 217 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Enjoy the Spectacular Lightning Shows of Rainy Season!
Panama's seasons are marked by changes in precipitation and humidity instead of changes in temperature. Dry season is hot and sunny and wet Season (May-December) means humid conditions and almost daily thunderstorms. with fantastic light shows, especially at night!
Lightning is one of the oldest observed natural phenomena on earth. It can be seen in volcanic eruptions, extremely intense forest fires, surface nuclear detonations, heavy snowstorms, in large hurricanes, and obviously, thunderstorms according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory.
Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground. (weatherquestions.com)
Keep your camera handy so you can capture and share some of your fantastic shots!