Caption: High-speed footage of lightning striking all around a tall TV tower, but not striking its top. At this speed the short leaders reaching for the ground before the main discharge are clearly seen. Filmed at 1000 frames per second in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, cg, cloud-to-ground, clouds, continuing current, environment, flash, high speed, high speed camera, high speed video, high-speed, leaders, lightning, m components, meteorological, meteorology, multi-strike, multiple attach points, night, north america, protection, scary, slo-mo, slow motion, slowed down, stepped, summer, thunderstorm, united states, us, usa, weather

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Lightning, high-speed

K003/7412 Royalty Free

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Duration: 00:00:21.25

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

Audio: No

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

File size: 20.0M


Capture format: Phantom

Codec: H.264

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