Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of lightning striking a TV tower. A nearby cloud-to-ground strike and its intracloud component (not seen) trigger the upward discharge from the tower, where the local electric field has become enhanced. Fast recoil leaders retrace the faint upward leader branches. Filmed at 7200 frames per second in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Lightning, high speed

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Duration: 00:01:02.14

Frame size: 1440x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

Audio: No

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

File size: 711.2M


Capture format: Phantom

Frame size: 1280x1080

Codec: DVCPRO HD 1080i60

Interlaced: Yes

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