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Upwards lightning caught on film

By T.K. Randall
August 25, 2009 · Comment icon 7 comments



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Scientists have succeeded in photographing the rare phenomenon of "upwards lightning", also known as "gigantic jets" these bolts can be just as powerful as normal lightning and reach several miles up.
Scientists have photographed "upwards lightning", a rarely-seen phenomenon where electricity from storms flows into the upper atmosphere.


Source: BBC News | Comments (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by behaviour??? 13 years ago
And where do hey come from? Electron collision in soil? Thanks B???
Comment icon #2 Posted by PotterManiac 13 years ago
"They actually deliver to the upper atmosphere as much electric charge as the very strong lightning strokes to ground." Now, that is something interesting! So, isnt there any difference between this and the normal ones other than the direction??
Comment icon #3 Posted by behaviour??? 13 years ago
"They actually deliver to the upper atmosphere as much electric charge as the very strong lightning strokes to ground." Now, that is something interesting! So, isnt there any difference between this and the normal ones other than the direction?? I would appreciate if you elaborated on that... Thanks B???
Comment icon #4 Posted by Lt_Ripley 13 years ago
like somewhere else ... I thought they were called sprites.
Comment icon #5 Posted by PotterManiac 13 years ago
Read the full article B???
Comment icon #6 Posted by Still Waters 13 years ago
Very neat It would be interesting to see that happening for real.
Comment icon #7 Posted by DieChecker 13 years ago
I would appreciate if you elaborated on that... Thanks B??? It is not coming from the ground to the sky, but from the clouds upward.


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