First lightning, March 20th, 2010, Mariakerke


First day of spring and well: it's a good start with lightning right away. Nothing spectacular, but nice so early in the year.
Storms were triggered dynamically, lots of low level shear.
It started with some very active showers, splitting into 2 cells right overhead at dusk:

Left cell that came with strong rain


At the right the split-off that later became a storm as well. Lightning initiated 40 miles further east

A few hours later a small line of storms came in, with mostly sheet lightning due to lots of low clouds hiding the CC channels higher up. There was lightning every 20 seconds at its peak. I could only see 2 very distant CG's, too far away to capture on camera.

Below a crop from the top left corner of the picture above

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