Thursday, 29 July 2010

Slow Motion Video Of A Lightning Bolt

Multiple tower upward lightning flash captured at 9,000 images per second in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. A preceding downward positive ground flash triggers upward leaders from seven towers, three of which are visible in the video. The minute-and-a-half video covers less than two seconds of real time.

(via Neatorama)

1 comment(s):

Dr. Cheryl Carvajal said...

All of that in TWO SECONDS! Astonishing.

I've always loved lightning... but this brings up a whole new level of respect. Truly mind-blowing.