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Space and Physics

Watch This Lightning Strike In Slow Motion

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockAug 9 2015, 15:30 UTC
1649 Watch This Lightning Strike In Slow Motion
Slowed down, you can see the glowing tendrils of lightning as they creep towards the ground. ZT Research/Vimeo

A sudden bolt of lightning can happen so fast that there’s no time to really appreciate its natural beauty. The speed at which this occurs is usually around 360,493 kilometers per hour (224,000 miles per hour).

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In the video below, a lightning storm in South Dakota has been slowed down to 2,000 frames per second. Sit back and enjoy this mesmerizing show.

 

 

[H/T: Smithsonian.com]


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