Posted by: Chris Sandel | September 5, 2008

The Finger of God

This is a pretty amazing shot of lightning in slow motion.  A few fun facts for your enjoyment:

  • How big around is a typical lightning bolt? Answer: About the size of a Quarter to Half-Dollar! Lightning looks so much wider than it really is just because its light is so bright!
  • The temperature of a typical lightning bolt is hotter than the surface of the Sun!
  • Each second there are 50 to 100 Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Strikes to the Earth world-wide.

Not quite as beautiful.  Actually more scary.  The “finger of God” reaches out and touches this 747.


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