STRANGE LIGHTNING STRIKES - Caught on Camera and explained

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  • Published on:  Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • Strange lightning footage compilation with all sorts of bizarre lightning manifestations including bead lightning, ribbon lightning, streamers, anvil crawlers and more. For licensing contact hankschyma@yahoo.com

    Lightning strikes from storm clouds down to the ground. It also strikes up into storms and also out into thin air. Sometimes isolated sparks shoot up out of the ground. Lightning Channels sometimes sail in strong wind and take bizarre, unlikely paths through the sky. This video is about the weird behavior of strange lightning.

    UPWARD-MOVING LIGHTNING
    Most of us have seen epic lightning bolts branching from the cloud down to the ground, But have you ever seen lightning bolts branching up? Upward-moving lightning or ground-to-cloud lightning often has a strange smooth and fluid channel. This type of lightning was extremely rare prior to the industrial revolution and is said to have only occurred from mountain peaks. Tall, man-made structures help trigger this discharge and increasing skyscrapers and radio antennas are making this brilliant phenomenon more common.

    INTRACLOUD LIGHTNING
    Most lightning discharges occur only in the clouds never striking the earth. This is called intracloud lightning. But sometimes it leaps out into the naked air, and so this phenomenon is called cloud-to-air lightning

    During a lightning storm It's a good idea not to be the tallest thing standing around. But that doesn't mean you're safe if you're the shortest. Lightning seems to have a physics defying mind of it's own and often takes unlikely, erratic paths before striking a random target.

    UPWARD STREAMERS
    Milliseconds before a typical lightning strike, a stepped leader advances from the cloud to the ground. Before reaching the ground a charged ionic channel called an upward streamer reaches up to meet the leader. When they connect a massive electrostatic discharge flashes. During some strikes, multiple upward streamers spark up and only one makes a connection. In rare photographs you can see these lonely upward streamers failing to make a connection.

    BEAD LIGHTNING
    After a strike, the main lightning channel begins to cool and sometimes decays into glowing fragments slow enough for the human eye to detect. This string of dots is called bead lightning or chain lightning.

    RIBBON LIGHTNING:
    Sometimes lightning photographs have parallel successive flashes or strokes off-set from each other. This is called Ribbon Lightning and occurs when strong winds actually blow the flashing channel through the camera frame. Here's some video of lightning actually sailing in strong wind.




    LIGHTNING STROKES or FLICKERS
    We've all seen lightning flicker, but we generally don't see all the flashes or strokes because they happen too fast for the eye to see. Some lightning strikes are said to flash up to 30 times. When you slow video down you can detect more of the flashes, but this video was shot at 30 frames per second and lightning can hide several stokes inside one of those frames. 480 frames per second will give a more accurate stoke count, but again it is possible to have several strokes inside one of those frames. The best way to get an accurate stroke count is with one still frame. Open your shutter on a dark night and pan your camera back and forth. If lightning strikes during a pan, you'll have recorded and separated the strokes. Notice the primary flash is the only one with branches.

    BALL LIGHTNING
    Perhaps the strangest manifestation of lightning is Ball Lightning which is said to be a floating luminous ball that can pass through walls. Despite the trillions of selfies shot every second around the globe, There is no solid photographic proof of ball lightning.
    In fact it's entire existence is based solely off of reported public sightings. I scoured the internet and was only able to find one plausible photograph of ball lightning.

    Music:
    "They'll Never Come Between Our Love" by Southern Backtones
    "Won't Pray Adagio" by Southern Backtones
  • Source: https://youtu.be/KO3H285CFRo

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  • Cathartic Canuck

    Cathartic Canuck

     12 hours ago

    DEW = Direct energy weapons

  • CrystalDiamond Forever

    CrystalDiamond Forever

     19 hours ago

    I love science



    Thank you for making science god

  • Insigma_Game

    Insigma_Game

     yesterday

    Proof thor had tacos last night and been in the restroom ever since.

  • The Undertaker

    The Undertaker

     2 days ago

    The first pic on the thumbnail is just lightning ripping open reality to create a portal to the past.

  • dopekairen 56

    dopekairen 56

     2 days ago

    πŸ€” 0:10

  • victoria Lea

    victoria Lea

     5 days ago

    Lightning is satisfying for me. πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜ πŸ†˜

  • Marcus Jespersen

    Marcus Jespersen

     5 days ago

    mate that ``ball lightning´´ is fake as fuck mate you so mtfu stupid

  • mr dutch

    mr dutch

     6 days ago

    the ball of lighting had visited the netherlands abaout 4 times now we’e had lessons about it and i can see the picture, a green land rover with above his roof a big big ball of flashy thunder

  • jaden summer

    jaden summer

     7 days ago

    LIGHTNING ARE CAME FROM THE FRICTION OF HOT GRAVITY OR MOISTURE CALLED FOR THE HUMAN ARE MOISTURE , GRAVITY ARE CAME FROM INSIDE THE LAND OR CAME FROM THE SCALP OF BLACK HOLE INSIDE THE PLANET PLUS THE DUST OR CLOUD, THE FRICTION MADE ARE LIGHTNING AND THUNDER ARE THE EXPLOTION MADE OF FRICTION BETWEEN GRAVITY AND CLOUD

  • Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder

     7 days ago +1

    Currently watching this in a storm.

  • Riven Anneslay

    Riven Anneslay

     7 days ago

    " is this what you want?!
    Strike me down Zeus,
    You dont have the ball-"

  • Sydnie Bostick

    Sydnie Bostick

     7 days ago

    I was so close of getting struck by lightning - -

  • Jeremy jones

    Jeremy jones

     7 days ago

    DIDN'T DO GOOD IN SCIENCE CLASS DID YA!.... LIGHTING STRIKES FROM THE GROUND UP!IT HAPPENS SO FAST YOU CAN'T SEE IT..

  • Beshoi John

    Beshoi John

     7 days ago

    I read book about lighting and it 60,000 miles per second

  • SINDINIRO

    SINDINIRO

     7 days ago

    honk 3:56

  • Daveyboy

    Daveyboy

     14 days ago

    Its from the towers and rf energy

  • Waffles

    Waffles

     14 days ago

    Oh XD YOU SAID IT IN THE VIDEO

  • Waffles

    Waffles

     14 days ago

    Try to capture ball of lightning, it’s one of the worlds rarest types it’s a floating ball of electricity that can kill anyone and melt glass and it destroys any thing and anyone that touches it

  • Pastry Carrie

    Pastry Carrie

     14 days ago +1

    When you steal Zeus’s lighting bolt and he wants payback

  • Jeremy Heath

    Jeremy Heath

     14 days ago

    I know where a ball lightning video is