Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of three lightning strikes, triggered by an initial cloud-to-ground event (left). The first strike is a positive cloud-to-ground lightning strike (with continuing current), which triggers upward discharges from three 200-metre-tall TV towers. Also visible are the extremely fast recoil leaders which retrace the leader channels. Filmed at 9000 frames per second, in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Lightning, high-speed

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Duration: 00:01:32.03

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

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Frame size: 1280x1080

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