Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of a single stroke of lightning beginning as a cloud flash, then with stepped leaders moving earthwards, until one connects with an upward leader from the ground to create the brilliant return stroke. An upward discharge off a nearby tower also is evident. Filmed at 7200 frames per second, in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, cloud-to-ground, clouds, cumulonimbus, discharge, environment, high speed, high speed camera, high-speed, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, night, north america, return stroke, sky, slo-mo, slow motion, slowed down, summer, tower, united states, upward, us, usa, weather

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Lightning strike, high-speed

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Duration: 00:00:30.2

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

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