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Duration: 42 secs Size: 640 x 480Acquisition: Phantom v7.10, Cine Raw Frame rate: high speed Clearance: No releases required Location: South Dakota License: Royalty Free Usage: Creative and Editorial Point of view: Ground in scene Geography: Farmlands Ambiance: Gray green Time shot: Afternoon
Season shot: Spring
Motion: Locked on tripod Audio: N Keywords:
Cumulonimbus, Cloud-to-Ground (CG), Threatening, Storm chasers, Stepped leaders, Continuing current, Scary, High speed camera, M components, Rain falling, Possible damage, Return stroke, Clouds, Thunderstorm, Severe Weather, Lightning Asset ID: 10368
Title: Secret Life of A Lightning Bolt Concept: Lightning captured at 7207 fps with a Phantom camera. Note the many initial stepped leaders, a single return stroke, continuing current and a recoil leader. Detail: Cloud-to-ground lightning strike, 16 June 2007, Rapid City, SD shown three times: (1) first, at close to real-time speed, (2) extreme slo-mo showing the initial breakdown of multiple downward stepped leaders, one of which connects with an upward leader from the ground to make a brilliant return stroke, and (3) the entire event at moderate speed showing that after the initial return stroke, the lightning channel continuing current just burns and burns. This is how many fires start. This all happens in just under a half second of real time. Uprezed to HD. Video Credit: Tom Warner/WeatherVideoHD.TV
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