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Amazing footage of a lightning strike like you've never seen !

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posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 02:34 AM
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Awesome footage.

What it does answer is the fact that electricity does follow the path of least resitance.

Once a path is established it just keeps on using that same conduit.the amazing bit is how often within that short time reference the surges of energy keep on using that same conduit building up that strike.

As always mother nature never fails to stop impressing us peons of this planet.

gotta get me a new camera and the first i am going to film is a good sneeze.



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posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 04:53 AM
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Awesome footage!

We really don't get enough chances to see lightning over here. Lots of rain and wind but not many spectacular storms at all.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:00 AM
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Whoa, just wow, i have never seen lightning look like it was pulling itself from the ground and look not once, but twice as if it had 2 shoots going straight back into the atmosphere! crazy, thanks op



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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AWESOME footage!!! I admit, I too, like to watch a good lightning storm. I miss my old home, in Virginia. On stormy nights, we would open the curtains in the living room, move the couch, and watch lightning, repeatedly strike a radio tower, 25 miles away, an a mountaintop!! WHY I never thought to photograph it, annoys me!!
Well- hopfully, we will have some lightning storms, in the high desert, in Nevada! There are almost none, in the NW!!



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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AWESOME footage!!! I admit, I too, like to watch a good lightning storm. I miss my old home, in Virginia. On stormy nights, we would open the curtains in the living room, move the couch, and watch lightning, repeatedly strike a radio tower, 25 miles away, an a mountaintop!! WHY I never thought to photograph it, annoys me!!
Well- hopfully, we will have some lightning storms, in the high desert, in Nevada! There are almost none, in the NW!!



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 12:46 PM
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Sorry, for the double-post- My General Goddamics keyboard MAY be waterproof, but it IS wonky!



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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the lightning strikes looked insanely fast. i guess thats how fast electrons travel through the air. kind of reminds me of the neurons in the brain well the animations of what they say is going on in the brain anyway. maybe the earth is thinking of ways to rid itself of this annoying human pest thats eating away at its body. lol



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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hey guys just had a thought, if we can 'follow' or map lightning in this detail, could they come up with mathematical models or whatever that could accurately predict 'patterns' or paths that lightning follow in order to harness the electricity 'tesla' style, without all the problems around not being able to store it & surges blowing stuff up???

anyone?

-B.M

[edit on 7/8/10 by B.Morrison]



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by B.Morrison
hey guys just had a thought, if we can 'follow' or map lightning in this detail, could they come up with mathematical models or whatever that could accurately predict 'patterns' or paths that lightning follow ...


Good question but personally I think that there is to much unpredictability or randomness in the creation of the path that a lightning stroke follows.



When the electric field becomes strong enough, an electrical discharge (the bolt of lightning) occurs within clouds or between clouds and the ground. During the strike, successive portions of air become a conductive discharge channel as the electrons and positive ions of air molecules are pulled away from each other and forced to flow in opposite directions.

Source: en.wikipedia.org...


For a successful mathematical model, I would assume that there would have to be some way of predicting which particular air molecules would be the ones becoming ionized and which ones wouldn't. The ionized molecules would then become the conductive discharge channel for the stroke to follow.



posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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It's HAARP! Wouldn't a few of you agree?



posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by northstar55
It's HAARP! Wouldn't a few of you agree?


I'm surprised it took this long for someone to bring HAARP into it. However, I will assume that it was only mentioned tongue-in-cheek.

[edit on 8/8/10 by tauristercus]



posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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Damn you got me.

I have NEVER seen a strike like that!

Awesome!



posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 07:03 PM
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Stunning! I've seen some fascinating things on lightning before and it's amazing stuff, but that footage was just mind-blowing, and to think that all happened in a single second is just incredible.

Fantastic post thank you!



posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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Interesting to see lightening traveling upward. I have read that it does that, but this is the first time I really saw it.
Great find!



posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by zachi
Interesting to see lightening traveling upward. I have read that it does that, but this is the first time I really saw it.
Great find!


Same here ... I also was aware (theoretically) that lightning could jump from the ground to the clouds but had never personally ever seen it happen during a lightning storm. So it was great to finally get the chance to see a stunning example of that particular phenomena in action.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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I'm not the best at math, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but that appears to be less than one-third second.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 10:15 AM
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Jaw dropping!

Thanks you.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 05:39 PM
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Lightning strikes a moving truck on the highway in this video.

Not as cool as the op video .....but....That one is hard to beat!

Check out the truck in the left lane (oncoming).
right after the car with the cam gets under the overpass.

www.wimp.com...



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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Wow, just wow. amazing video find OP. i never would have thought so much were to happen within one second of a lightning strike. There's so much that we don't see with our own eyes. I was watching the Time stamp aswell and i think it may even be less than a second.

Definate S+F



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 05:11 AM
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I was checking data about lightning a while back. I came across a scientific data sit that covered it in detail.

There are 2 types of strikes one is a type A and it builds up 50 miles above atmosphere over a 50 sq mile area. They say that planes did not normally get hurt from hits but if an A type hits it will. That whole cross section goes to a cloud then Earth. Regular is cloud earth.....you can see the gain.

Problem is the A hits and burns a long time and is massive in diameter 3 feet is normal size. Like a second being long.

This is what I found but you may want to look it up. There are giant Angel formations in that area you can see do to this corona stuff.
Great article. Those look weird and are 50 miles high, look like a man in a hood.

Jim





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