Night time storm chasing at the Co. Antrim coast on December 4th 2011, below was a precipitous drop onto White Park Bay beach and beyond was the ocean where an enormous storm cell could be seen over the sea. The above image shows the leading edge of the cell as it moved from L to R, the rest of it was out of frame to the L out to the NW. The huge storm had a stupendous wispy anvil covering many miles of sky, part of it could be seen in the W sky and crossing the zenith over the moon and jupiter with another portion of anvil to the NE towards Co. Antrim, it really was shocking how big this thing was. For a sense of scale check out the lights on the horizon to the far R, that's a fishing vessel, compare that to the size of this storm, and that's not even half of its true girth. The precip core was pitch black again but as it neared the shore the moon made the long precip core line a strange silvery colour. It arrived with car-shaking wind gusts with sleet and snow mixed in, I was amazed it didn't produce any lightning, read the full image report from this night here. * All images are available for sale in the form of photo prints, canvas or digital files for licensing, if you are interested in a purchase simply drop me an email.