r/interestingasfuck Jul 01 '22

An image of the exact moment lightning struck a body of water.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Looks like there's an iron pole there

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

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u/Grootje Jul 01 '22

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u/Pure-Meat9498 Jul 01 '22

Thank you for the link!

The image description is honestly more cool than the title here!

"Rocket-triggered lightning launch site at Mosquito Lagoon near Cape Canaveral (Kennedy Space Center), Florida. Shooting a rocket into overhead thundercloud causes a lightning strike. A fine copper wire trailing from the rocket creates a path for the cloud's electric charge. (1991)"

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u/travel_nerdiness Jul 01 '22

I almost thought the pic was fake ‘cause the strike was so straight. Thanks!

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u/KeyAdministration900 Jul 01 '22

That's a WAY better title. Lol

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u/flops031 Jul 01 '22

damn, thats interesting

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u/space0watch Jul 01 '22

Except it did not strike the water

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u/p1um5mu991er Jul 01 '22

Will need to hire more fish therapists

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u/herberstank Jul 01 '22

Or buy more tartar sauce? Not sure there were a lot of survivors :/

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u/TheHumanPickleRick Jul 01 '22

"Fuck this particular fish."

-Zeus

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u/travel_nerdiness Jul 01 '22

Poseidon: What the fuck are you doing in my territory, Little Bro?

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u/PitchSp0rks Jul 01 '22

Thor came back for the apocalypse

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u/1nfinitydividedby0 Jul 01 '22

When lightning strike a person it also strikes a body of water.

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u/thisplacemakesmeangr Jul 01 '22

Why would there be steam exploding off the upper part of the bolt?

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u/SectorProtector Jul 01 '22

There is a large lightning pole hidden under there, this is a setup for research. It was probably raining and that's the surface being instantly dried off

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u/Lionheart51st Jul 01 '22

Water in the air.

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u/thisplacemakesmeangr Jul 01 '22

Then they'd all have that, or the ones by the ocean would anyway. Also how is it of the same approximate volume as the part where the bolt hits the water?

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u/greeny1232 Jul 01 '22

or the exct moment it strikes a boats mast

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u/Fortunoxious Jul 01 '22

A bolt struck close to me once that looked like this

I was so surprised by how thicc lightning bolts are.

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u/RayGun381937 Jul 01 '22

Yes! One struck about 20 ft from me and in the split second I observed it, I wax amazed by how “thick and dense and solid” it was...

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u/Fortunoxious Jul 01 '22

Yeah the solidness too is surprising. I figured lightning would be thin and see-through but no it’s a giant fuck-you column of plasma.

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u/EnderWarlock01 Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

I'm curious what's to the left of the lightning is it steam or water? And why does it only rise on one side?

Pretty cool picture!

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u/tyvbutte Jul 01 '22

I want that as a poster

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u/Arsenic_Clover Jul 01 '22

Looks like the Harmonic Convergence scene in Legend of Korra

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u/Heterophylla Jul 01 '22

We live in a monkey paw world . There are vast amounts of energy released every second that we are unable to use , but the one source that is easy to exploit pollutes the environment we need to survive.

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u/Bathroomsteve Jul 01 '22

I'm willing to bet we could use it, Tesla tried to do this but he got shut down because unlimited free energy is bad for business. I don't think he ever perfected it but I absolutely believe it is possible. Maybe they even already found out a way but just want to keep milking things the way they are.

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u/ultrasin Jul 01 '22

"... Body of water"

Worst caption ever

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u/Fitty4 Jul 01 '22

I have the power! Heman

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u/Gandgareth Jul 01 '22

There are experiments where small rockets are launched trailing fine wire to give the lightning a path to follow, I think that would explain why it is so straight.

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u/InternetGansta Jul 02 '22

Is there a HD picture for this? Wanna see what it would look like as a wallpaper

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u/byronbaybe Jul 02 '22

One side of the sky is brighter than the other! Leaves me with a few questions.

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u/Cemista Jul 01 '22

Do you want Marsians? Because this is exactly how you get Marsians!

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u/FluffyDiscipline Jul 01 '22

Harry Potter went to the seaside

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u/Terminthem Jul 01 '22

Looks like the Replicators are attacking Atlantis again

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u/mnbvcxz9753 Jul 01 '22

“Exact Moment”….yeah…that’s provable.