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Watch Lightning Form and Strike in Ultra-Slow Motion

Lightning researcher Tom A. Warner takes very high FPS videos of lightning as it’s forming, to better document “lightning’s beauty, power, and fierocity using an array of optical and electromagnetic sensors in hopes of better understanding its behavior.”

In the 9000 frame per second video below, two seconds of real time from a recent lightning strike are stretched out to a minute-and-a-half, to hypnotic effect.

(via Neatorama)

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