Video/Photo of the day: Cloud over Austin, Texas

An attention-grabbing cloud rolled over the city of Austin last night. I spotted the cloud from the kitchen window and proceeded to immediately notify my photographer friend, Ben Britz, in the next room over. The cloud was spinning relatively quickly. It was colored pink, white, and even aqua in some parts. Shortly after the cloud was dimmed with the darkness of sunset, shots of rosy lightning within the cloud began illuminating the night sky.

I found this time-lapse video on YouTube and couldn’t help but post it. This is, I promise, exactly how it looked. Austin was under a tornado watch the last couple of days, but the rain has yet to come.The following two photos were shot by Ben, who loves a good cloud photo op.

Other YouTube users caught the same cloud on film. Check out the giant cloud from some different angles with these videos below.