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    i believe the cloud was just a typical "thunderhead" or cumulonimbus cloud.
    i lived in florida for 13 years. it was just heat lightning is my guess.

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    SK is right about it being a cumulonimbus, but I've never seen one with a steady blue glow. There was thunder to go along with the lightning, so it wasn't heat lightning and, although I'd love to see one of those Noctilucent clouds, this wasn't one of those. I'd understand it if it had been flashing that blue glow, but the steady color has me baffled.
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    technically there is no such thing as "heat lightning"..
    what people call "heat lightning" is actually just regular lightning viewed from a long way away..

    if you are right under a storm, you see regular lightning and hear regular thunder..
    if you are 40 miles away from the same storm, you see vague flashes of light off in the distance, you are too far away to hear the thunder, and you call it "heat lightning"..

    Scot

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