Monday, July 14, 2014

Yellowstone lightning strike caught on video

The lightning grounded through a tree and the voltage remained high through the conductive root structure. The heating of the surrounding (less conductive) earth was rapid and intense, resulting in what look like explosive pop of soil.

Click to link to the video
(Oh Yahoo News, why must you annoy me so?)

Lightning strike caught on camera at Yellowstone National Park - Lonewolf Sager

Enjoy the curious stat about lightning strike "gender bias". Oh, the original item mentioned that more men than women are struck by lightning. I'm guessing that male golfers are overrepresented among lightning strike victims.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Link not working.