I saw this .gif at the mothership, and just thought it was cool. Maybe some fractal patterns there? What do you big brained types think?

4 thoughts on “ZAP!”

  1. I used to do fractals. And see in the dark. Sigh.

    It’s a gorgeous representation of the “craaacckle…..BOOM” you often hear.

  2. It’s cloud to ground with a weak lightning flash, then a leader earth to cloud strike up the ionized air. The leader strikes commonly have much more energy.

    FWIW, lightning does strike twice in the same are. It depends on the resistance of air to breakdown into ionized plasma, and the energy involved.

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