Awesome night of weather chasing and catching springtime lightning thunderstorms in Colorado. A short time lapse mix – Photography by James Bo Insogna – Video and Images (C) all rights reserved. Music by Silent Partner.
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Here are some lightning facts to think about as you watch this video.
- Lightning is caused by an electrical charge in the atmosphere that is unbalanced.
- When lightning strikes the ground it seeks out the shortest route to something with a positive charge, this might be a tree, a tall building or if they’re very unlucky, a person.
- There are bolts of lightning striking somewhere on Earth every second.
- Lightning contains millions of volts of electricity.
- The average lightning strike is six miles long.
- Lightning reaches 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, fours times as hot as the sun”s surface.
- A cloud-to-ground lightning channel can be 2 to 10 miles long.
- Voltage in a cloud-to-ground strike is 100 million to 1 billion volts.