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Amazing moonrise caught alongside lightning strike off Jupiter, Florida

WPTV photojournalist Kaan Pala was in the right place at the right time July 17, 2019 to capture a lightning strike alongside a moonrise off the coast of Jupiter, Fla.
Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 09:47:45-04

JUPITER, Fla. — One of WPTV's star photographers was in the right place at the right time Wednesday night to capture an amazing weather moment off the coast of Palm Beach County.

Photojournalist Kaan Pala was in Jupiter looking to the east and captured the simultaneous moment a thunderstorm was brewing as the moon rose over the Atlantic Ocean.

His picture shows a lightning strike on the left with a beautiful, glowing moon to the right.

Kaan said in a tweet that, "These pictures are not from a sunrise nor a sunset. It’s from tonight’s moonrise ... Two different lenses and apertures..."

Simply, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Kaan!