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Love Lightning? - Crazy Lightning Videos and photos

 
 
Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 11:37 am
I love lightning and find it beautiful and awesome (literally). I've seen a lot of close strikes like this one but never caught one on camera:



If you know of any good videos of lightning please share them here.
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 01:36 pm
@Robert Gentel,
In the summer of 1972, I was almost struck by lightning.
It hit about a yard in front of me, as I was walking toward where it hit,
to get into my car.

We did not have videotapes back then.





David





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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 01:43 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Mo's a total weather junkie. We mostly watch tornado videos but here's a cool lightening one we came across with both live and still footage:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YWAJL_yBfQ8&feature=related
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 01:49 pm
@boomerang,
Still shots, but my favorite Lightning vid...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uebInqG1pJI
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 01:52 pm
@boomerang,
Quote:
Mo's a total weather junkie. We mostly watch tornado videos

Is that him in your Avatar ?
Maybe he 'd enjoy The Wizzard of Oz.





David
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mismi
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 02:01 pm
@Robert Gentel,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKPwkau0Dh0&feature=related
amazing video of lightening hitting a tree
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 02:14 pm
Once about 25 years ago, my television in my bedroom
was struck by lightning. I was asleep. It was around 2AM.
I heard loud thunder and awoke to find my bedroom awash in red light.
It turned out to be my TV, which had become red
in the color of the light it sent forth. I coud not mute it,
nor reduce its loud sound, nor change the channel.
I had to turn it off (it was driving me nuts -- too loud) by unplugging it.

Its attached videotape recorder was in pristine condition.
The lightning had not come down thru my roof antena,
but rather thru the electric power line.

It only cost me about $60 to fix the TV.





David
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mismi
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2008 03:03 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4L-Hv9-DQs&feature=related
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 12:21 am
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2773974010_cfde29fb82_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2697996100_a34e822005.jpg?v=1219868829

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/2660713856_628afb2bab.jpg?v=0


dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 03:23 am
@Robert Gentel,
The third one is my new desktop image.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 06:31 am
@Robert Gentel,
I was once in St. Petersburg. The weather was sunny and bright. You have to go over a long bridge to get to Tampa from St. Pete. Anyhow, It was the most amazing site. From the bridge, driving in bright sunlight, I could see the city, pitch black, with lightning bolts coming down every few seconds. Awesome!
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Nick Ashley
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 11:01 am
Nebraska has some pretty crazy lightning storms (and storms in general)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2566086179_e5e00046c8.jpg?v=0
http://www.nebraskastorms.com/images/store/full/double_stroke_demo.jpg

While in person lightning is very cool, in pictures, I think stormy clouds look cooler.

http://www.nebraskastorms.com/images/store/full/waverly_mesocyclone_demo.jpg
http://www.nebraskastorms.com/images/store/full/nebraska_sunset_demo.jpg
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 12:30 pm
From Arizona...

http://www.ukimagehost.com/uploads/9f3deafe30.jpg

9 for one

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/1524894693_7c569c43a9_d.jpg
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 01:22 am
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/3061318332_2132bc913c_d.jpg

Larger sizes do it better justice:
http:[email protected]/3061318332/sizes/l/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2582132489_bd83d3e35e_d.jpg

http://flickr.com/photos/jasonpics/2582132489/sizes/l/
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 28 Dec, 2008 12:29 am
This one's close (at 0:47)

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2009 11:21 pm
Lightning as seen from space

Quote:
Amazing view of lightning seen 244 miles below the space shuttle Discovery during a night time pass of Earth. Begins over the Dallas Texas aera.


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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 03:08 pm
@Nick Ashley,
Nick Ashley wrote:
While in person lightning is very cool, in pictures, I think stormy clouds look cooler.


For you then:

http://imgur.com/gUZof.jpg
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 03:13 pm
@Robert Gentel,


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/17727302_4beb35fea3.jpg

best of both worlds...
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 05:30 pm
@Region Philbis,
That just moved to my desktop background.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 05:51 pm
3ish weeks ago in Wichita - i got my first pic strike - not spectaluar out of the window - but it was the most incredible storm

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/usa%202009/DSC09273.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk41/LzzieIzzie/usa%202009/DSC09475.jpg

 

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