Credit: TOM A WARNER/WEATHERVIDEOHD.TV/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Upward lightning strikes propagating from tall TV towers. In this case the upward strikes were triggered by a positive cloud-to-ground strike, seen at the right of the clip. This is a classic case of lightning being triggered by a previous stroke. The first part of this clip is in real time, then the strikes are played back in slow motion. Filmed in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Upward lightning strikes

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Duration: 00:00:38.22

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