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Lightning strike at night, showing leaders and continuing current. This likely positive cloud-to-ground strike is shown first in real time, and then in slow motion. The complex web of leaders approaching the ground is evident. Only one leader meets with an upwards streamer to complete the circuit and create a return stroke. A significant continuing current, and maybe some M components, are evident. Filmed in Colorado, USA, in summer.
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