The Kid Should See This

Slow motion lightning over South Dakota at 2,000 fps

From ZT Research‘s Tom A. Warner, watch this high speed video of lightning, filmed during a storm over South Dakota:

My daughter got some nice high-speed camera captures of lightning while I drove. We chased a small storm system from Rapid City to Wall SD on the evening of 12 July 2015. Captures were made using a Vision Research Miro 4 recording at 2,000 fps.

Warner’s videos are well-known thanks to this incredible 2011 video in which he captured lightning at at 7,207 images per second.

Watch this next: How does lightning form?

via Kottke.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe