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7,000 FPS Lightning

I’ll never get tired of watching storm video.  Especially storm video that’s in super slow motion of 7,000 frames per second.  The above video was captured last week during a storm in Melbourne Florida by Professor Ningyu Liu at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Geospace Physics Laboratory.  The video above is sped up to 700 frames per second, which is still mighty slow.  I really like the instant flash that happens when the timing is just right.  There’s alot of power in these storms, be careful.


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Real Time Lightning

Real Time Lightning

Everything happens in Real Time.  Just not everything is visible to humans in real time.  Especially when it spans the entry Country.  Luckily, this is where technology comes into play.  That and $200 of your own DIY money.  You can set up a simple system that will be used to detect lightning strikes across the world.  You can even view a map of the world and have real time lightning strikes pop up.  I like it.  I might see what’s involved in setting up my own detector.  But installing it on some property far away from where I actually live, naturally.

If you want to get involved, you can give them your email address and they’ll send you some information on what you need to buy and how to set it up.


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It’s been kinda stormy weather lately, but not the type of storms where there’s alot of lightning.  Or if there was it was all durring the day, and that made for bad photos.  That changed about 30 minutes ago tonight.  I stood on my front porch and took about 40 arbitrary length shots of the storm, closing the shutter after every flash.  Of them I got 11 good shots with a bolt in it, and two really amazing shots.  Some of them I know I got a bolt, but there was just so much light (and/or the shutter was open too long) that everything was lit up.
Just felt the need to share these awesome photos with the world.

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