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

Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of recoil leaders during the formation of a lightning strike. These brilliant flashes, lasting only tens of microseconds, only seem to accompany positive leaders and flashes. Filmed at 7200 frames per second in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Recoil leaders in lightning

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Duration: 00:00:30.15

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

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