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Originally posted by Rikku
it's called weather. it's been happenin'g for thousands of years
Originally posted by Katharos62191
reply to post by phantomjack
It seems legitimate to me. She gets startled when it strikes and you can tell by how she reacts and moves the camera. The puppy is also scared with his tail down. I think she was just filming the storm, where it was easiest to see (out the windows of that gorgeous indoor pool) and where the lightening seems to strike I'm pretty sure I saw a power line right where it strikes which would explain why it sparked so badly. Just good timing to have the camera out I believe. If you slow it down it looks very real, and cool. Good find!
Edit; not sure after looking if it is a power line, those lines look they actually hold the corners of the house down or something..but whatever it hits is something that seems to react largely with the lightening! I love lightening!edit on 8-10-2012 by Katharos62191 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FireballStorm
It looks real to me.
It's hard to make out if it was the ground being struck or a tree, but I think it's likely that it was a tree.
In cases where a tree is struck, the trees sap will be super-heated and vaporized in an instant. Since the sap is confined in the trunk/branches, the near instantaneous increase in pressure literally blows the tree apart, much like a bomb going off. This vapor would/could then ignite, hence the fireball.
This is why it's a bad idea to shelter under trees when there is lightning about!