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

Caption: Real time then high-speed footage of a lightning strike at night, producing thunder several seconds later. Sound travels at around 340 metres per second, with light essentially instantaneous, so every three seconds between flash and sound indicates a distance of roughly one kilometre. The last part of the clip is slowed down, and shows a massive strike. Filmed in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Thunder and lightning

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Duration: 00:00:45.2

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 30

Audio: Yes

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

File size: 600.0M

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Capture format: Camcorder - AVCHD

Codec: Photo - JPEG

Interlaced: Yes

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