Caption: Lightning strikes and their associated thunder. Sound travels at around 340 metres per second, with light essentially instantaneous, so every three seconds between the flash and the thunder indicates a distance of around one kilometres. In this case, the separation of some 13 seconds shows that the strike was about 4.3 kilometres away from the storm-chasing vehicle from which it was filmed. Filmed in South Dakota, USA.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, audio, chase vehicles, cloud-to-ground, clouds, crack, cumulonimbus, discharge, environment, falling, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, north america, overcast, peal, rain, raining, real time, sky, sound, soundtrack, storm, storm chasers, thunder, thunderstorm, united states, us, usa, weather

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Thunder and lightning

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Duration: 00:00:34.16

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