Lightning Strikes Eiffel Tower, 1902

Lightning Strikes Eiffel Tower, 1902

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Caption: Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower, June 3, 1902, at 9:20 P.M. This is one of the earliest photographs of lightning in an urban setting. Lightning is a flash of light in the sky caused by an electrical discharge between clouds or between a cloud and the Earth's surface. The flash heats the air and usually causes thunder. Lightning may appear as a jagged streak, as a bright sheet, or in rare cases, as a glowing red ball. Published in 1906 in Thunder and Lightning by Camille Flammarion.

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