Caption: Upward lightning striking from a TV tower to the cloud, before its attendent thunder arrives just over ten seconds later. Sound travels at some 340 metres per second in air, while light is practically instantaneous, so every three seconds between the flash and the sound is a kilometre's distance. Filmed from a storm-chasing vehicle in the Black Hills, South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, audio, black hills, chase vehicle, clap, clouds, continuing current, crack, cumulonimbus, delay, discharge, environment, late afternoon, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, north america, overcast, peal, roll, sky, sound, soundtrack, south dakota, storm, storm chasers, summer, thunder, thunderstorm, tower, united states, upward, us, usa, weather

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Thunder and lightning

K003/7407 Royalty Free

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Duration: 00:00:23.23

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 30

Audio: Yes

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

File size: 573.9M


Capture format: Camcorder - AVCHD

Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

Interlaced: Yes

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