Thursday, January 19, 2017
Kagoshima is about 30 miles south of the closest local airport, which is in Kirishima. and a lot of the flights out from Kirishima pass over Kagoshima City. Generally, the weather's been bad most of the last year, so it hasn't been all that common to see contrails, especially ones that pass through the clouds near sunset. So, when I had the chance, I took a few photos to capture the contrail shadow against the clouds. Another feature this time was that the winds at that altitude were so strong that the contrail blew several miles to the west in kind of a spiral, within only 1-2 minutes.
I like this photo, because it kind of looks like the antenna is being struck by lightning.