Caption: High-speed footage of stepped leaders heading towards the ground, forming a channel for a powerful cloud-to-ground lightning strike with continuing current. Filmed at 1000 frames per second from a research aircraft in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: afternoon, aircraft, america, atmosphere, atmospheric, chase vehicles, cloud-to-ground, clouds, continuing current, cumulonimbus, distant storms, environment, high speed, high speed camera, high speed video, high-speed, leaders, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, north america, overcast, severe weather, sky, slo-mo, slow motion, slowed down, stepped, summer, thunderstorm, united states, us, usa, weather

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Lightning strike, high-speed

K003/7428 Royalty Free

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Duration: 00:00:14.14

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

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

File size: 30.2M


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Codec: H.264

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