Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of lightning striking a television tower. The upward leader from the tower is likely triggered by a nearby cloud-to-ground lightning strike. Also visible are the extremely fast recoil leaders which retrace the faint leader channels. Filmed at 1000 frames per second, in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Lightning strike, high-speed

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Duration: 00:00:14.02

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 188.2M


Capture format: Phantom

Frame size: 1280x1080

Codec: DVCPRO HD 1080i60

Interlaced: Yes

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