Super slow mo lightning

Lightning is definitely a subject that gets people charged up. Just got a response to my recent lightning piece from Rick Viggiano who owns Pro-Tech Marine in Newport, R.I. Having been struck and nearly struck several times and with plenty of customers whose boats have been hit, Viggiano is definitely interested in the subject of lighting. He pointed me to  video from a BBC show called The Power of the Planet – Atmosphere of lighting taken in super slow motion. This is a fascinating depitction of the process of the stepped leaders working their way down from the charged cloud until one of them makes contact with the surface and a few major flows of electrons ocur.

By Ocean Navigator