Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of a powerful positive cloud to ground lightning strike (left) triggering large upward discharges and recoil leaders from three towers. Shot at 9000 frames per second in South Dakota, USA, in spring.

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Triggered upward lightning, high-speed

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Duration: 00:00:30.15

Frame size: 1280x720

Frame rate: 30

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

File size: 102.9M


Capture format: Phantom

Codec: Photo - JPEG

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