Lightning in slow motion

Various clips of lightning storms shown in slow motion.

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+2 1. cocainomano commented 16 years ago

what artist or song used in this video? it's beautiful (both, video and music)
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+1 2. riccets commented 16 years ago

very cool don't care so much for the music but still cool :)
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0 3. keltix commented 16 years ago

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+2 4. luca commented 16 years ago

I want more... I actually wouldn't mind them being both in real time and slow motion.
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+1 5. alexx_mw commented 16 years ago

lightning doesn't strike twice at the same spot... but in this video it seems it does... now i'm confuse :(
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+1 6. SpikedSilver commented 16 years ago

chain lightning
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0 7. minkki commented 15 years ago

@#5, no, lightning hit's to the ground, then it "bounces" back to heaven..
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0 8. Wotty1 commented 8 years ago

It's a bit complex but here goes....
The static electricity in the cloud builds to such a voltage that the air is ionized and a conductive path opens to earth.
Current flows along this path and in doing so creates a large magnetic field.
The cloud is now discharged and the current stops causing the magnetic field to collapse.
The collapse in the magnetic field induces the current back into the cloud recharging the cloud.
The path is now very ionised and the charge now flows back to earth through the channel creating a magnetic field again.
The lightning bounces up and down from the cloud.
This cycle repeats several times (about 7ish) this is why lightning flickers.