Caption: Single stroke lightning strike at night. Single strokes feature a continuing current, which generates much higher temperatures than flickering multi-stroke lightning, and is more likely to cause fires and other damage. This is likely to be a positive lighting stroke, one from the top of a thundercloud rather than the bottom, which may be many times stronger than the more common negative lightning. Filmed in Colorado, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, bolt, cloud-to-ground, continuing current, cumulonimbus, dark, discharge, electrical storm, electricity, environment, fractostratus, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, night, night-time, north america, overcast, positive, storm, stormy, summer, threatening, thunderstorm, united states, us, usa, weather

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Nearby night-time lightning

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