Enter NASA's Extreme Weather Photo Contest

Lightning striking Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Lightning striking Manhattan's Upper West Side, as photographed from an apartment terrace near 67th street and Amsterdam Avenue looking northeast, on June 22, 2012. (Image credit: Ben Leshchinsky)

Got photographs of extreme weather? Send 'em to NASA.

NASA is holding an extreme weather photo contest to highlight its Global Precipitation Measurement  mission.

The GPM mission is an international satellite mission that studies Earth's water and energy cycles. One goal of the mission is to improve the forecastingof extreme weather.

The contest goes until Sept. 18th and the winning entry will be featured on NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions website.

You can submit your photographs at the website for the photo contest. Here are the submissions guidelines:

• Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format in as high a resolution as possible.

• Please provide as much metadata with the image as you are comfortable providing.

• Your name.

• Affiliation (e.g. school, community group, etc...).

• Location where photo was taken (country, city, state, latitude, longitude).

• Any other interesting details about the photo.

The photos can be from any time period, and must have been taken by you, according to NASA. You can submit up to 10 photographs. NASA reminds entrants to be safe — don't be too extreme in capturing extreme weather. 

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