slow motion lightning gif

I’ve always wanted to see lightning in slow motion!

Scientists at Florida Institute of Technology shot this video on May 20th during a storm near the university’s Melbourne campus. They were testing a high speed camera – one designed for studying the dynamics and energetics of the upward electrical discharges from thunderstorms. But they captured this:

Video courtesy of the Geospace Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology.