Amazing Upward Lightning!

Watch the footage that astounded the world of lightning science as bolts of light grow upward from the ground. (from Discovery Channel's "Raging Planet";)

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+13 1. ringmaster commented 11 years ago

The forces of nature are beautiful and a little bit scary.
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+13 2. MrPappi commented 11 years ago

I LOVE how it spreads out, like a tree that springs out.
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+10 3. kekke2000 commented 11 years ago

"astounded the world of lightning science"

Since I was a kid I have been told that lightning goes from the ground and up. Dont know how it makes any sense though.
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-5 4. andriy2991 commented 11 years ago

It's not going up, its going down it is an illusion because stronger lightening take those small once and collide together, I dot't get it why they call it a mystery, it is simple and every scientist can answer that question...
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+15 5. gouranga4ever commented 11 years ago

Upward Rain would be interesting..
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-11 6. huldu commented 11 years ago

I believe God is very angry in those scenes. Better start praying now.
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+4 7. irishgek commented 11 years ago

Some one was rubbing a very big balloon on the ground that day !
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+4 8. fjwjr commented 11 years ago

@3 That made me scratch my head too. My grandfather was an electrical engineer at GE Lightning Laboratory in the 1930's and 40's. He told me about this when I was a kid.
GE placed high speed cameras on the Empire State Building and filmed lightning strikes to study them.
Don't understand this video claiming that it's a newly discovered phenomenon.
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+1 9. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

The scientist in this video is a moron. Lightning does not go up... Lighting is an invisible construct before it connects with something. When it connects the energy released is so great it ionizes the air and the lightning becomes visible from the object's side spreading towards the origin, the cloud.
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+6 10. AnonFawkesClown commented 11 years ago

Wow ! That is simply beautiful and at the same time scary.
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-8 11. meer81 commented 11 years ago

1400 years ago, the prophet Mohammad talked about this, he said that didnt you see how the lightning goes and comes back off the ground?.
Thank god for ISLAM, its the religion of science and reason.
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+1 12. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

It's beautiful because it is based on science and laws of physics and chemistry and they are buts or ifs! :squirrel:
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+1 13. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

#11 I'm sure you are long gone but to clarify:- No religion is a religion of science and reason. (With the obvious exception of Scientology which at least has it in it's title, although that's were it also ends) Most religions and incidentally Islam in particular hold back this world with their ancient beliefs based on nonsense that was written thousands of years ago, when no one knew of even the existence of the Atom. No one had looked through a microscope or a telescope. Sacrifice was the solution to problems because nobody knew any better, praying is just hoping and goes in one direction only. Since those early days the world has increased it's wisdom, much is known and yes there is much, much more to learn, but sadly some people choose not to accept how far we have come and instead prefer to live their lives as the ignorant did in days gone by.
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0 14. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

#13 Very well said that man! :)