That is pretty amazing.
Nature never ceases to leave me awe-struck.
That's really amazing! As the sky-to-"ground" burst branches out, you can see clearly how the voltage per branch is slowly decreased as the branches form (current in parallel!), until they all peter out below breakdown (~10 kV/cm). Then one branch actually manages to make it to ground, closing the circuit, and you see the immediate ground-to-sky return, neutralizing the charge difference.
Wow, thanks ocalhoun.
This is really great to watch repeatedy.
Really amazing the way that lightning goes in slow motion.
Quite mesmerising, I must say. Love the way nature works in slwo motion.
I actually wonder, if we can ever harness this energy for our use.
It looks like fireworks going off almost. Very cool find there ocalhoun. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for that great animation. Do you have any information about the time involved? That graphic could be great for a Physics class, where the instructor could play the frames at various rates. If it was a sufficiently advanced class, they could even make estimates of the voltage and current involved as the various leaders unfolded.
That's amazing. Thanks for sharing !
I read the title of this thread, and I instinctively thought 'Lightning: fun for everyone. Share with your friends', in a kind of Acme-toolkit-way.
Wow it's really beautiful and awesome
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