Discovery Channel – Raging Planet: Lightning VO (Fuerzas de la naturaleza: Rayos VO)

Discovery Channel – Raging Planet: Lightning VO (Fuerzas de la naturaleza: Rayos VO)

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this is the most powerful electrical
force from a bar generations on history now the latest
camera technology reveals its most shocking secrets around the world lightning strikes more
than eight million times every day a hundred times a second a bolt of lightning supersedes the
surrounding air causing it to rapidly expand and exploded shockwave creates a clap of thunder it discharges inside the underclass to lead the clouds it can strike
anywhere on Earth delivering at room of electricity energy to power an entire city running across the center of florida is
america’s lightning hot spot known as lightning Ali every year there are over
50 strikes per square mile and every year people hit on a September evening
in 1999 fisherman Dave Grohl Meyer had just cast his line into the lake without
warning a bolt of lightning struck down from the cloud above him with shocking
consequences here what’s left of it was about a 74
offices so hot it burned your box you way that parade and left nothing but the
carbon fibers at the end of the road it wasn’t just the rod that was damaged
Dave suffered multiple burns it was the condition of his close to reveal the
true power of the strike zipper was all gone and I several months later I asked
her medical was hearing things stuck in me he goes your zipper was almost burned
on yours dear Adam that’s how hot it got what’s left 0 my beeper was at my side doesn’t look
too bad there compared to what to be from the cliff and I got it back deep thought his boots were untouched
until he saw strange pin holes with a lightning finally left his body I guess
the literacy passed in my body to the bottom of the shoe and jumped over the
hill and back to the ground grounded so deep was one of the lucky ones one out
of ten lightning strike victims dies instantly across North America more people are
killed by lightning and by tornadoes or hurricanes but there is a place on earth
but even more dangerous the heart of the equatorial africa here there are more
likely strikes than anywhere else on earth dr. Lou Williams of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology is a world authority on lightning using data from NASA satellite he
calculates that lightning strikes the Congo Basin twice as many times as
Florida in some places there are over 300
strikes per square mile every year but lightning in this part of the world has
rarely been studied so today at the border between Zambia and the Democratic
Republic of Congo to witness the Lightning for himself as darkness falls the thunderstorms
again the high rates of lightning is very
exciting some strikes can’t be seen with the
naked eye so one way to count them is by using an optical sensor that beeps every
time there’s a flash an average storm producers around two
strikes a minute here measures more than sixty minute
definitely living up to expectations are producing lightning raids which are
extraordinarily on this is really the best place to study liking provides the perfect conditions large
electrical storms as the earth is heated by the Sun it produces lots of warm
moist air arises as against height the moisture
cools and condenses to form clouds these clients grow and merge into larger
ones rising all the time some of the water drops become too heavy
for the updraft of air to lift and solid frame by powerful air conscious high into the
cold Abu regions where they freeze in a tiny crystals of ice as the cloud hits the base of the
stratosphere it spreads out sideways to form the anvil ship typical of thunder
clouds clouds that make widening of the largest
clouds in the atmosphere a big active cumulonimbus cloud is about as wide as
it is deep and they generate long animals which extend horizontally in the
prevailing winds aloft some ice crystals building size to form small hail stones
scientists believe that is these hills Stone’s fall back through the rising ice
crystals millions of tiny collisions occur these collisions build up an
electric charge which is stored in the cloud battery cloud is very much like a battery but a
battery with a much higher voltage in the typical flashlight battery not one
and a half full but polls but what scientists don’t know exactly
how this electric charge generates like this remains a major meteorological mystery
is how it is that ice particle collisions result in a generation of
lightning were very much in the Middle Ages on that problem it’s extremely difficult to study
lightning since each strike last just a fraction of a second one of the best ways to investigated
mister freeze the action using a camera Damon Stillings is a photographer who
patrols lightning Ali pursuit electric storms for the last thirty years he’s
been obsessed with like my last four cents in my gas tank and then I can go
Jason storm his success rate is less than one
percent when he does capture lightning the results are spectacular 76 this was a personal one and when it
popped out of that card right there with a blue sky and they’re in a purple cloud from that point on lightning was
everything I want to photograph this particular one it’s got so many
bolts of lightning and they all happened at the same time this is in 2004 the
shutter could have been open more than one second purple sky gold sense at all the neat
stuff that I love to see out there and it all came together one photograph
school before David can even begin to photograph like he has to find it might be getting high enough to produce
lightning and the Sun is breaking through it is going to hit up the
humidity is going to start school this is as a potential good stuff has found a thunderstorm that will
produce lightning now the challenge is to point his camera in the right
direction right there and average storm here will produce a couple of lightning
flashes every minute but it’s impossible to predict where they will strike next this lightning can strike anything and
anyone up to twenty-five miles away from the club to use a traditional film camera so we
never knows whether he’s got this shot until he gets the process photos back
there after all I gotta say occasionally David’s patience pays off and he manages
to capture the elusive phenomenon on film this is this is needed the bottom line is you have to be
addicted to something look picture of a lightning strike frozen in
time can be hard photography is also extremely valuable
for scientific analysis by lightning appears to travel from the
clouds directly to the ground but recent advances in video camera technology
revealed that the anatomy of lightning is much more complex this is the USAir force Atmospheric
Research Center in Colorado Springs here dr. Jeff McHargue is using a super slow
motion camera to capture like me to do this he needs split second timing
fishing you just have to get lucky and get a lightning bolt inside your field
of view success is rare but two years ago McHargue hit the gym simply watching the
lightning get closer and closer and I kept recording it and I didn’t know what
I had until I went back and reviewed for the first time ever jeff had recorded the birth of a
lightning bolt in super slow motion when playback it shows a flash of light
turnout of a cloud and zigzag downward in roughly 15 yards segments this first stage of lightning is called
a stepped leader leader coming down here looking for ground going back and forth
you can see the torturous channel is taking is it divides back and forth as
these stepped leader gets close to the earth it has an extraordinary effect on
objects on the ground they respond to the strong electric field by growing
positive streamers these regions anywhere between three and
a few hundred feet above the ground as seen in these rare photographs finally stepped leader and a positive
streamer meet the electric charge can drain to earth resulting in a blinding
flash of ride thing higher fuel of you light up that’s the main part of the
lightning strike that your iPod touch of cameras has enabled scientists to
record a strike that last just a fraction of a second back over 200 times
slower to analyze its detail these super slow motion images show this template
leader making the connection with the ground tired charge then dreams from the
cloud above seen as a series of pulses using the latest camera technology
scientists are beginning to unravel the mysteries of lightning research has revealed that hot and human
city environments can cause much more frequent lightning storms is the
lightning capital of the United States with more lightning than anywhere else from the State University of New York
believes the reason the city attracts like this because Tampa is an urban heat
island caused by the fact that the city has a
lot of improving the services of a lot of a soft solar radiation that ever to
get to rehabilitate dwarfs the area in the city a city can be as much as 15
degrees warmer than the surrounding areas as the warm air rises it creates
strong conviction in the atmosphere over the city can cause more thunderstorms as it
develops and convergence zone over the city which helps lift the air and
initiate more thunderstorms the creation of thunderstorms is
inevitable and warm humid climates like Tampa Bay
Florida in Houston Texas are very capable of producing more thunderstorms
and lightning which is more dangerous to the public live in all cities scientific
research has recently produced scientists time warner has been using
high-speed photography to uncover a previously hidden world of lightning
we’re seeing things in such a way that we never seen before using a battery of cameras he’s managed
to capture some astonishing images which show lightning traveling not from cloud
to ground but shooting upwards has been known about these pictures have
finally confirmed the existence is the first time and such detail as
we’re seeing right now and understanding of physics relating to these upper
lashes is increasing monthly tom has observed that upward lightning is
triggered by a nearby cloud to ground lightning strike in this image a
lightning strike produces a bright flash of light in his second it initiates the
formation of upward leaders from to radio masts why this happens is still a
mystery but times theory is that the lightning strike causes large amounts of
electric charge to build up around the top of the tall structure and discharge
leaps up and connects with the cloud above between takes place and then the leader
is shot up from the tower 10th and goes up for the images Thomas filmed over the
last few years have astounded the world of lightning science without state of the art technology but
to see one of the greatest lightning displays on the planet the only equipment you need is your eyes
Maracaibo a team of scientists from the University of the cilia are sending out
in search of the region’s legendary capital no lightning unusual conditions in this area create a unique kind of lightning bubbles up from rotting vegetation in
the swamps and rivers and Lake Maracaibo oilfields also produce methane gas as a
by-product it all relates in the atmosphere above the marshes as night falls the scientists are hoping
for an electrical storm so they can study the extraordinary effects of the
gas is lighter than air as it rises up in
the clouds it feeds the storm greening brighter much more colorful lightning professor and he’ll move and his team
think there may be more nimble lightning and the I found out there are flashes so
we still need to do some research leads from cloud to cloud and is much more
powerful than cloud to ground lightning on average it can be seen on two hundred
nights of the year for up to 10 hours a night our heart that’s used for navigation it
was known as the Maracaibo lighthouse a distance but up close like this during a thunderstorm the most dangerous
place to be is in a wide open space including any large expanse of water and it’s true that sheltering under a
tree some bad idea lightning can turn tree sap into
superheated steam making the tree explode in a shower of potentially
deadly spiders lightning can also travel down telephone
buys there is a very scary morning signed in
danger and coming down from there is a negative
leader that if you don’t do something right now when they connect this happens to you the best thing to do
is to quickly squat down on the balls of your feet student Carolyn there had no warning she
was in danger she was making our way to class at the University of South Florida
in Tampa when lightning struck crack of thunder and within a second I thought a
light basically the corridor in front of me of palm trees with over both picture and
I thought the electricity start going through my entire body feel it every
ounce every inch of my body my muscles expanded that contracted very tightly every nerve just could feel that
pressure going through my entire body the after effects are devastating
completely fallen life in with lobster red it was basically like I had a very
very severe sunburn so afterwards everything almost killed off contains up to 200,000 camps but it
takes just one tenth of an a half hours victims survived a lightning strike and
lived to tell about it doctors at the University of Illinois
have been trying to find the answer professor mary anne cooper is an expert
on what happens when lightning strikes to a person the vast majority of the energy goes
around the outside of the person through them instead of striking vital organs
the charge follows the moisture in the skin and down to the ground behind scars and bookmarks that’s going around the outside and made
from the rain water or this whether the person has on them in the steam
sometimes the buildup of steam in clothing shoes can have explosive
consequences you may have heard about it people in
explosions were blown out of their shoes that’s what we can see sometimes with
lightning as well because that’s where the water expands tremendously we actually see more damage to the
inside of footwear and sometimes the clothing and we think the answer lightning strike can cause cardiac
arrest but this is rare survived lightning injury although they
may have permanent problems including damage to the nervous system and Cooper
is still suffering from the damaging power of a strike on the beach with my
book minding my own business doing nothing extraordinary change forever by
lightning I don’t remember that actually been of being struck through my friends
and family that I know secondhand what exactly happened to me on that fateful
day Destin beach in florida was hot and sunny family says that they heard a clap
of thunder lightning everyone else is starting to scurry pick
up their belongings because the Lightning right wing so close I was
sitting with my feet in the sand and the lightning struck the city and and then
came up through my feet and was rushed to the hospital with extensive burns later she still suffers from mobility
problems and short-term memory loss very computer crash I look by but on the inside my circuitry
experience could happen to anyone so it’s vital to know exactly what to do to
protect yourself a lightning strike forms people’s lives can be at risk tell people when Thunder roars go
indoors what we mean is secrecy for shelter and a thunderstorm one of the
safest places to be as an enclosed vehicle many people believe the rubber
tires on a car will keep them safe but that’s not true cars metal body that provides protection as this high voltage experiment will
demonstrate is the Lightning’s an electrical
transformer that discharges three-quarters of a million volts of
electricity doctor lisa is an electrical engineer
who’s willing to sit in a car underneath to prove the metal body will protect her
charge is going to conduct around the outside surface of the enclosed body so
I should be fine as long as I don’t touch the middle of the car but it’s one
thing to talk about the theory and it’s another thing to put it into practice so
I guess I’m ready the electrical charge flows around the
metal body of the car and discharges harmlessly to the ground I’m fine he has worked as expected my
feet are slightly tingling and because I was nervous my hands are still together
but other than that I’m fine the experiment has just proves the rule
of physics that an electrical charge like lightning will always travel around
the outside surface of an enclosed metal body passengers are unharmed has struck
by lightning incredibly rare footage of a plane
flying into Sydney Airport shows a dramatic strike captures another as a plane takes off
from an airport in Japan the passengers had no idea what happened average every commercial aircraft is hit
once a year fires are a common occurrence freely is a park ranger charged with
looking after them and because they clear the ground and encourage edible
plans bush tucker also helped produce vital plant
fertilizers the temperature of its fifty thousand degrees to create nitrates for plants scientists have discovered that
lightning may also be playing a part in the earth’s atmosphere these images were
taken from the earth they took scientists completely by surprise they
showed huge bursts of light flashing over the top of electric storms photographed in nineteen since then scientific projects around the world
have joined the heart in 1997 scientist Professor Richard Quest one of the first
to capture them on camera scientific team to beatrice hill sixty miles even then they’re hard to see that the
naked eye because they’re only for a few seconds so richard has a special modification on
his standard camera Richard and his team waited night taking
the camera after nearly two weeks these flickering images of sprites here scientists at the first two years later
dr. Geoff Carr of the USAir force me made another breakthrough he managed to
record sprites using on the front of his super slow motion camera it was probably the most fun I’ve ever
had taking dated was just great we took data
we recorded pretty much every take them an incredible variety of sprites the
scientists have since now right thing with the upper part being like the
leaves and character and the downward tendril that we call it going like the
stock of the carrot also captured the sea or columns pride here we have three of them side by side
and the motion is pretty much all down hence the name column C span around the world as many as 10 sprites
could be shooting up from the clouds every minute if you think about the atmosphere the
only energy input is sunshine what we found out that night was the night when
the Sun is of course that sprite can actually input energy and change the
middle atmosphere that was very exciting we didn’t understand that until this area that they may be important is for
instance in climate change scale electrical discharges that make
the air above them glow in similar way to a fluorescent light bulb but it will
take a lot more research before scientists truly understand these
electrical phenomena even though the serious study of
lightning began over two centuries ago scientists are still struggling to
figure out what guides like things pass chooses to strike in one place or
another in the last few hundred years but there
is still a major meteorological mystery solved is that lightning has an incredible
capacity for destruction be control

100 thoughts on “Discovery Channel – Raging Planet: Lightning VO (Fuerzas de la naturaleza: Rayos VO)

  • Djavan Oliveira Post author

    Lightning is so cool ⛈

  • Brad Bellick Post author

    Very interesting documentary.

  • MuslimGuy786 Post author

    Quran 13:13] The thunder praises His glory, and so do the angels, out of reverence for Him. He sends the lightning bolts, which strike in accordance with His will. Yet, they argue about God, though His power is awesome.
    [Quran 2:19] Another example: a rainstorm from the sky in which there is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears, to evade death. God is fully aware of the disbelievers.The Light of Faith[Quran 2:20] The lightning almost snatches away their eyesight. When it lights for them, they move forward, and when it turns dark, they stand still. If God wills, He* can take away their hearing and their eyesight. God is Omnipotent.

    A bolt of lightning can force an enormous amount of electricity through our body. A 120 volts of electric shock in our home can cause severe injury. Compare that to the 15 million volts from a lightning bolt! Lightning is one of the most capricious and unpredictable characteristics of a thunderstorm. Because of this, no one can guarantee an absolute protection from lightning!

    [Quran 13:12] He is the One who shows you the lightning as a source of fear, as well as hope, and He initiates the loaded clouds.

    Although the overall odds of being struck by lightning in the United States are estimated at one in 615, 000, the likelihood increases depending on where we are when a storm comes up. "Half the casualties of lightning occur during activities in open fields, such as soccer and baseball," warns Conrad Lautenbacher, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "Parents and coaches have to know: If you hear thunder, get your children inside a substantial building. A vehicle with a metal roof and sides is a good second choice."

    [Quran 67:17] Have you guaranteed that the One in heaven will not send upon you a violent storm? Will you then appreciate the value of My warning?
    [Quran 6:73] He is the One who created the heavens and the earth, truthfully. Whenever He says, "Be," it is. His word is the absolute truth. All sovereignty belongs to Him the day the horn is blown. Knower of all secrets and declarations, He is the Most Wise, the Cognizant.

  • Недороссия. Воровство и Обман Post author

    Те кто знают русский язык пожалуйста поставте мне лайк что б англичане думали что я говорю что то умное. Вам не сложно а мне приятно)

  • Barb at Loose nut productions Post author

    What's happening with airplanes and automobiles, is when lightning strikes electrons passes around and flows over the metal skin. This creates what is called the Faraday's cage.

  • Patricia Owens Post author


  • Kelly Kelly Post author

    Loved this video!

  • Maryj Post author

    Why does 15:03 look like a UFO?

  • Daryl Skinner Post author

    If you life in the uk you be lucky get one ☝️ once a year

  • I LOVE SAM Post author

    so kachan quirk is inspired by that shoes and explode because of sweats and lightning.. kachan collect all of his sweats and gathered to his arms and ignite like a lightning and create explosions 😅😅 and that name kachan is from the lightning sounds "boomm boomm ka ka ka chhhhaaaa"

    hero academia fan here 🧐

  • Mickael Da Silva Post author

    Is that liam neeson or solid snake speaking ?

  • priv1leged Post author

    if it strikes 8 million times a day and delivers enough energy for a whole city…. then why is everyone going crazy about petrol and fossile energy? literally free energy falling from the sky and people are waging wars because of friggin black glue that looks like shit, feels like shit and when burned even smells like shit.

  • scrubby Bard Post author

    Let's go fly fishing in a thunderstorm, that seems like a great idea

  • Bootylicious Post author

    Omg thunder fascinates me but surely you get a weather warning so why go sit off outside?😳🏃‍♀️🙄

  • Timothy Neville Post author

    That's another dislike because of the unnecessary music and the silly sound effects that are clearly not thunder.

  • LeighAnn Fekete Post author

    Best Explanation About how Lightning Lives and Breaths. I love Lighting and storms and also take photos, the information was very helpful. Thanks for posting this video. Be safe First!

  • Biga y Post author

    Thor is getting Mad 😡

  • Silvia Quezada Post author

    Por favor video en español

  • MrArtisticsound Post author

    Hi The narrator asked at the end of the video, around 46.33, What guides lightning paths. Well it goes on to say that for over two centuries scientists have struggled to know…. but it is actually recorded in the Bible when he was addressing the smallness of Job in Job 38. I know most scientists and non scientists alike give little credit to God for anything, let alone his existence. Regarding the two centuries struggle to find out, it was recorded in the Bible for thousands of years. Whether people agree or not there are numerous of unanswered questions answered in the Bible. Interesting

  • Mark Arnott Post author

    👨‍💻 😲 34:15 SYDNEY AIRPORT- Straya mate! 🐨 PLANE – HIT – BY LIGHTING 👍👉💭🐨👍
    NEXT 🎬 Video >> a guy asks does CATTLE PROD Hurt 🥺?only if you dont zap your family nut sack 🤪🤷‍♂️💭👍

  • Ransom Prigg Post author

    I used to photograph lightning with a film camera and I would open the shutter for several seconds at a time. I always got several good shots. Dave should develop his own film then he wouldn't be wasting so much money printing bad negatives. Or at least have his printer develop only good negatives.

  • Nathan Colson Post author

    Another country is worse.

  • Maria Jose Lugo Calderon Post author

    Maracaybou :v

  • Daniel Farrell Post author

    So lesson 1 no fly fishing in storms lesson 2 no going to the beach in storms. There you have it folks all you need to know about not getting hit by a lightning bolt

  • Alberto Rivera Post author

    When I look at some of the images they make me feel so strange, please let me know if you get the same strange feelings. But talking about this fantastic work that has opened many doors for the science world 🌎.

  • Thomus Stalnaker Post author

    The second he said shocking consequences I bounced

  • Theresa Chung Post author

    The photographer : amazing guy. His enthusiasm is infectious

  • Rahul Pandey Post author

    In Hindi please

  • Bad One Post author

    A scientist can explain to you about the big bang, multiverse, the universe, fabrics of space, planets, black holes, galaxies, strings, wormholes, LHC, putting a man on the moon, probe in mars, probe in arse, atoms, hand gloves of left and right experiment, also quantum physics and any other bullshit to fool you they will, But, they don't know about LIGHTNING & THUNDER. now they won't and can't tell you anything about The Earth, the reason they will get caught out, coz someone smarter than a scientist will come up with a simple explanation.

  • lasse sandager Hansen Post author

    a documentary film about lightning phenomenon, which does not even mention or address the ball light phenomenon one single time

  • Abdi Piano Post author

    There's nothing creeps up me than lightning. I hate it.

  • Dick Kehoe Post author

    Feel Sorry for he New Zealander Professor, the first one to photograph them and an american named it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael Woo Post author


  • Know Name Post author

    What happened? From 17:58 until 19:13 the narrator's voice seems like it was somehow cut off: from what the narrator said right before 17:58 about "…evidence…" up until the 19:13 point, there's nothing, not silence, but no talking. One just sees some dude lighting rockets up that then seem to have some lightning-like effect. But the reason it seems as if he'd been cut off (narrator) is right at 19:13 the narrator's narration comes back and it sounds as if he's in the middle of a sentence that we haven't heard; in other words, it seems that, since there's no explanation about the rocket guy & what he's up to yet, after that minute or so the narrator is switched back on but is in the middle of explaining something about which we missed the intro to. Does anyone understand what I mean?? Hope so.

  • imac567 Post author

    I wonder what it is about aircraft that makes them so likely to be struck? There's no path to ground through it.

  • Wendell Sims Post author

    What a damn idiot❌❌❌

  • Insaf Jaleel Post author

    I know this is a crazy idea but is it possible to harness the energy of lightning and use it for powering generators?

  • Tony Davies Post author

    Can you do flood and volcano in these graphics

  • Branden Trowbridge Post author

    Is that Tommy Chong’s brother?

  • nathan jeffries Post author

    1 trillion watts WTF

  • Royalbleezy Post author

    36:18 what a fart

  • JasonJason210 Post author

    This was a surprisingly good documentary.

  • Larry Butler Post author

    Why does the music have to be +12 to +15 db above the narration? How stupid.

  • V. E. Post author

    For being a Discovery Channel video, this has a lot of mistakes in the captions. Is it really that difficult to understand perfectly clear English? "Scientist, Tom Warner," becomes, "scientist time warner." Seriously, Discovery Channel, you can't do any better than this? smh

  • LONNIE DOBBINS Post author

    I knew of sprites in 62'. Living on the 16th floor close to the lake We can see the tops of the clouds.
    Sprites was easy to see and they reminded me of figures too! 7 years of age.

  • American Nobody Post author

    Can YT, Fakebook and Gaagle get any more pathetic?! 😭 Whaaaaaa, we don't want you to know the REAL TRUTH, we only want you to believe in bullcrap science fiction! Get a life sheeple, and wake up!

  • ShowCaseCity Post author

    This video was very in-lightning to my day! Pun intended 😉

    I love to watch lightning from a distance but I don't like when it's a few feet away from me.

  • bobolinkr Post author

    "Ice particle collisions generate lightning"
    Lmfao, you can't call that nonsense science, it's a belief.

  • rick m Post author

    How hard is it to make a video without the deafening sound-music-track?

  • martin perez Post author

    I have seen lighting hit a tree and the top of the tree just fell and the whole tree was on fire. It still surprises me today.

  • David Thurston Post author

    Just say those magic words "climate change" and watch the grant money come rolling in 🙄

  • Jeff Bunk Post author

    If you cannot reproduce the original resolution of the program, why the FUCK do you bother? Especially something like a lightning documentary. Do you really expect people to subscribe to your bullshit channel with garbage like this?

  • Hunter's Moon Post author

    1.21 Jigawatts……err I mean Gigawatts

  • Hunter's Moon Post author

    Global Warming is a hoax

  • dale poitras Post author

    360 p not good

  • Perry Anderson Post author

    potential difference

  • Dantastic Guy Post author

    I didn't realize Dave Letterman knew so much about thunder and lightning :p

  • Jerry Conway Post author

    Mother Earth mysteries. Just like a woman.

  • jan monsen Post author

    Great documentary visually speaking, I loved it, thanks.

  • jmanley1486 Post author

    I picture a Sprite being the empty shot gun cartridge that pops out of the gun.

  • ye n Post author

    this is bollocks.

  • Sladja Keravica Post author

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  • clare watkins Post author

    Great video Thanks. Few few weeks back I watched the best lightning show I've ever seen Mother Nature put on a 2/3 hrs of strobe lightning as well as bolts of lightning that streaks across the sky with some house shaking thunder it was Amazing. Kent U.K.

  • Michael Healy Post author

    The Chiron is awesome!

  • Martin Audet Post author

    Whom approves these sub titles???? Lightning Ali? Jason storm? A third grader could do better!

  • Myself andI Post author

    They've actually got it backwards.. You cannot develop a 'positive' streamer from NEGATIVE GROUND.. it's the two potentials meeting in mid air and then the current flows from the ground up. Scientific fact, energy flows FROM negative TO positive. Not the other way around. So the static charge builds in the atmosphere until it's too great for the cloud to contain anymore and begins bridging connections between precipitation and anything it can connect with at the ground.. When the streamers get low enough, the magnetic attraction between negative and positive ions draws the current together, essentially SUCKING the connection up from the ground and into the cloud. THAT is how lightning works.. It's not rocket science.. I've known this since the early 90's studying electronics and power in the Marine Corps.

  • Myself andI Post author

    friction and static.. grab a doorknob.. does it zap you or do you zap it. You are the positive charge when you build static walking on carpet in a dry climate, or when electric heat is in play… those are the best conditions for static.. so static is the positive charge and you can build it up in your body by simply walking on ionized carpet with leather shoes.. the friction caused excites the atoms in the area and generates static electricity. When you reach out and touch something that's even remotely grounded, the negative charge jumps out and makes contact with your charge and then the energy is dissipated in the spark. Same principal with lightning.. positive charge formed in the air, the envelope becomes big enough for it to interact with the negative charge in the ground and it reaches up and makes the connection, allowing for discharge. The discharge actually occurs in the air, but the contact at the ground is often damaged from the connection.

  • Ben Tree specialist Post author

    So frustrating to see the ancient camera equipment and so many bolts missed!

  • Keith Sage Post author

    The touch of God.

  • Terell Post author

    Idk why this guy reminds me of David Letterman.

  • Sc0rPio XoXo Post author

    Does he have any superpower after he got struck by the lightning? Mr Stan Lee wants to know. 🤓

  • AzTrailRider57 Post author

    interesting the expert is comparing the thunderclouds to a battery when it's actually a gigantic CAPACITOR. Batteries store CHEMICAL energy and convert it to electricity. CAPACITORS store ELECTRICAL energy, not batteries.

  • Rick Cruz Post author

    Great video HANK !

  • AlteringRealitystudios Post author

    I hace some good footage and pictures of lightning my self. It can become an obsession. Lol

  • Rob Wilsn Post author

    I think I figured out why lightning hits golf courses so much. Think about it. It's what they fertilize the grass with. Theres alot of zinc on all that grass. Yet alone aluminum. It's in the fertilizer. And lots of it. Hmmmm? Just a thought.

  • Troy Kempton Post author

    Update, those step leaders have been recorded as going from ground all the way up into the cloud.

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  • NIGHTOWL 1963 Post author

    Now we only have to train the lightning to stack the wood after it cuts and splits it!

  • Wimzical Post author

    Colorado springs to Denver is more like 90 miles.

  • Wimzical Post author

    So…..what was the rocket man doing firing those rockets up? I have a good idea, but no explanation was given.

  • Rosie Rawlley Post author

    Most people chase cheap thrills in life but I love some crazy people who chase lightning, thunderstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes,hurricanes etc etc for adrenaline high!

  • Jeffstone17 Post author

    That intrepid photographer was wise enough to stop near the border of the Dem Rep of the Congo for good reason. He might've been killed in the ongoing civil war there.

  • Jakester Time Post author

    His exitment tho

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  • radioactivelarry Post author

    Our house got struck by lightning back in the mid 80's. I was watching Star Wars on TV and my wife went out on the deck to bring in the dog from the sudden downpour. Then the lightning hit, blew out everything that was plugged in, the flood lights on the deck exploded and sparks were dancing on the metal rain gutters. The big boom was what scared the crap out of us and then watching Star Wars when it hit. That was a freaky thing, I thought Darth Vader was at my door! Wife and dog OK but the house across the street caught on fire and the entire 2nd story burned up. Good thing we all had insurance.

  • S3IL3CT Post author

    " can never be controlled "
    rather will not, because it doesnt make much sense atm
    but it can/could be controlled (can because we can already give it a path by shooting high energy lasers up in the clouds which creates a plasma channel through which it can discharge)

  • bagariddum Post author

    10:30 finding joy in the everyday = living well.

  • soham pal Post author

    And I'm from India

  • J Chr G Post author

    Zit je je toch af te vragen hoe diegene de aarde zullen verlaten die uitverkoren zijn..
    Hier "antwoord" van met het overtollige moet er toch wat g..die rommel nog op aarde
    Hoeveel "rounds per minute" gaat dat ding?
    Geëlectrucuteerd worden door de bliksem en tot stof de overblijfselen weder keren tot het al universum

  • Rick Deegan Post author

    Thanks Discovery Channel for this LOW RESOLUTION pos.

  • dylan kagely Post author

    My mom's cousin was struck by lightning while pregnant. Both survived but her son is handicapped physically and with his speech but everyone in town loves him. He's an amazing landscaper and is a penny pincher so he is probably the richest person in town

  • Chane Clarke Post author

    Is that man from africa..

  • 4014 The Boss steam locomotive Post author

    I love Lisa lazareck!

  • Mark Streight Post author

    Not a word about chemtrails what do you expect from a world government propagandist like the bbc?

  • Michael Patterson Post author

    I wonder if any wild animals have been burned by fires caused by lightning in any forest.

  • Steven LaRose Post author

    Up to 25 miles away.. Yep.. And I know that for a fact.. I was on the front porch with clouds way way off..All of a sudden I had the smell and the taste of electricity (some people know what I mean)then for some reason I looked at the top of this little 25 foot dogwood tree about 15 feet off the porch (tall pine trees everywhere) and the leaves turned brown on top (I thought to myself that's odd) then crackle crackle FLASH, BOOM all this in under 2 seconds.. Next thing I see is my dad leaning over me some 2 hours later.. All I got was a nice red mark on my belly

  • Andrea Gaye Scott Westfall Post author

    I'm like him or he's like me…. ALL I can say is….. COOOOOL!!!

  • Susan Vernon Post author

    very interesting programme

  • Cole Kitchen Post author

    11:36 – This man needs to be struck, he'd love it.

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