Fiery Skies (astronomy clouds mountains sky nighttime ). Photo by mcgino

Fiery Skies

Uploaded by: mcgino

Sunday August 4, 2013

Socorro, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This area, called The Box, is a few miles west of Socorro and is a favorite destination for rock climbers. This was rather a lucky shot, because the rock face was lit by some very bright bolts of lightning, otherwise it would have been almost pitch black even in this 30 second exposure. The partly cloudy skies were lovely, and the occasional lightning a treat.


About mcgino


As a former astronomer I am an avid sky watcher. I have lived in New Mexico for a dozen years and am constantly amazed by the beautiful skies. My favorite subjects to photograph are the skies of course, cats (I rescue strays), and robots (I have a HUGE collection). If you would like to see more photographs of any of the above be sure to visit my photo galleries at or Thanks for looking! Colleen

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