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Incredible slow motion lightning video

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posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:05 PM
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Well, this is just great:
gizmodo.com...


More lightning pics:
www.darkroastedblend.com...


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posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:37 PM
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Awesome to watch, very cool, thanks for sharing that. I noticed in the video that the first branch that hit the ground was where the big bolt hit.
Cool cool cool.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 02:43 PM
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that is insane. anyone got a kite and a key? That, BTW, is one Very fast camera. sheer luck provided that shot. I like to shoot lightning but my camera works at 30fps, interlaced, so it never really pans out.



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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Very good video!!

Nice to see it that way.

Thanks



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:23 PM
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That was absoultely amazingly cool as heck.

I don't think I've ever seen such a cool grab of lightning such as this one. Starred and flagged.

Tela



posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
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Awesome to watch, very cool, thanks for sharing that. I noticed in the video that the first branch that hit the ground was where the big bolt hit.
Cool cool cool.


Anonymous~ Thanks for the reply,Well spotted!

"When lightning strikes, it actually comes up from the ground first (called a leader stroke), this stroke makes the air within it conductive, and once it reaches the cloud, you have a complete circuit, and the bolt of lightning comes down from the cloud along the leader stroke. First leader to the cloud wins.....".

Some good info here:
205.243.100.155...

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posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:51 PM
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Aaaaaaarghhhh !!!!!




Biggest Bolt yet!
Full image:
205.243.100.155...

"The above photo is courtesy of Kane Quinnell from Australia. It was almost his last. The above lightning stroke was almost certainly a "bolt from the blue" - a relatively rare positive lightning bolt that originates from the top region of a storm cloud rather than from the negatively charged cloud base. These massive discharges can travel horizontally, often in the clear air away from the storm, for up to 35 miles from the top of the main storm. Positive lightning bolts can pack peak currents of up to 340,000 amperes, and they usually have a long lasting "tail" of current that persists for hundreds of milliseconds. This is about ten times more current and ten times longer than regular (negative) lightning. As a result, positive lightning is extremely hot, and it does considerable damage to whatever it hits. If you happen to be unlucky enough to be the target of one of these monster bolts, you DO NOT survive. If you look at the above image very carefully, you can see a small leader coming up from the top of the shed, just to the right of the main stroke."


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posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by drsmooth23
that is insane. anyone got a kite and a key?


Don't go flying a kite with this one:
205.243.100.155...



posted on Oct, 25 2008 @ 11:06 AM
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Compilation of ball lightning footage:

valuca.piczo.com...



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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Lightning gets tree -up close:
www.youtube.com...

Close one:
www.youtube.com...

Slow motion lightning footage:
www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 01:54 PM
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Wow, this is some intense stuff.. I gotta say my favorite is the pic from australia though. How did she manage to get that picture???



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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Excellent compillations; thanks much for sharing them with us! I've spent hours at a time just trying to capture a single lightning strike with my camera. Awesome views!



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 02:06 PM
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Karl - you're just full of awesome surprises tonight!

I just LOVED the micro pics on your other thread -


This I could watch for ages over and over again...

Thanks for making my Saturday Night stay on ATS way worth it.




posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 03:44 PM
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Thanks for replies

Found some other crazy lightning pics -this one taken over Sydney is just
bonkers:



Other:












Irony:


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posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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Showdown with Zeus- a lightning timelapse 5d2:
www.youtube.com...


Awesome footage over Frankfurt:
www.youtube.com...



posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 09:24 AM
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Lightning sculptures.






Looking for an unusual Christmas present? How about giving someone a bolt of lightning? Bert Hickman creates stunning sculptures by blasting an acrylic block with a 2.5 million volt particle accelerator.

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