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Clay County ‘space jellyfish’ photograph earns praise in statewide contest

Posted 11/30/23

CLAY COUNTY – The county is getting spotlighted thanks to photographer Dennis T. Hoban, who captured the sight of a “space jellyfish” cloud while watching an early morning Space-X …

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Clay County ‘space jellyfish’ photograph earns praise in statewide contest


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CLAY COUNTY – The county is getting spotlighted thanks to photographer Dennis T. Hoban, who captured the sight of a “space jellyfish” cloud while watching an early morning Space-X launch across the St. Johns River.

The image shot from Clay County has won a photo contest and will be featured in a statewide calendar.

The Florida Association of Counties chose to feature this photo and 15 other photos from different Florida counties in its annual calendar. The contest was open to all of Florida’s 67 counties, and photographers from 52 Florida counties submitted more than 580 photos. FAC announced the winners during its Legislative Conference in Hillsborough County.

Space jellyfish clouds, which resemble the translucent bodies of their namesake, are a phenomenon that occurs when the sun’s rays light up the plume of gases that a rocket leaves behind.