Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of recoil leaders flickering during the propagation of a positive cloud-to-ground lightning strike. Each recoil leader lasts only microseconds, and they are only thought to occur with positive cloud-to-ground lightning. Filmed at 10,000 frames per second in South Dakota, USA.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, cloud-to-ground, clouds, continuing current, cumulonimbus, environment, high speed, high speed camera, high speed video, high-speed, leader, leaders, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, mostly cloudy, north america, recoil, return stroke, severe weather, sky, slo-mo, slow motion, slowed down, stepped, thunderstorm, united states, us, usa, weather

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Recoil leaders in lightning

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Duration: 00:01:00.15

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

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