Awesome. Lightning at 7000 Frames per Second

May 27, 2016

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Florida Institute of Technology scientists used a high-speed camera to capture a lighting flash near the university’s Melbourne campus, on 20 May 2016. The video was recorded at 7000 frames per second (FPS) and is played back at 700 FPS.

Video courtesy of the Geospace Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology

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2 Responses to “Awesome. Lightning at 7000 Frames per Second”

  1. Greg Wellman Says:

    “The video was recorded at 7000 frames per second (FPS) and is played back at 700 FPS.”

    I believe the first half of that, but second not so much. It’s clearly much slower than that. Maybe 700 is the slowdown factor? So 10 FPS playback?

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    Aren’t Mother Nature and her Laws great? This is the same thing that happens when you scuff your feet across a carpet and touch a door knob—-electrons go from where there are too many to where there are fewer. And ZAP!

    Man has made much “progress” by understanding the Laws of Nature and applying them to so many wonderful “inventions”, like the steam engine and the use of fossil fuels. Too bad we almost always ignore the Law of Unintended Consequences.

    PS This suggests another great scam idea for the Solar Roadway folks. Build into their roads a “lightning capture and storage” device—-lightning strikes at night too.


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