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Published on Jul 5, 2018
Unbelievable rare form of upward-moving lightning caught on camera. Numerous simultaneous clusters of lightning striking upward from wind turbine fields. For licensing video contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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UPWARD-MOVING LIGHTNING FACTS Perhaps the most visually spectacular of all lightning is upward-moving lightning. Upward-moving lightning or ground-to-cloud lightning is the rarest of strikes and leaps upward occasionally from mountains, most most occurrences occur from tall man made structures such as skyscrapers or radio towers. On more rare occasions, two and even three upward moving lightning strikes reach for the sky together.
JUNE 25TH, 2018 On this extremely strange evening something new and bizarre was occurring. Multiple discharges of lightning simultaneously striking upward. But these strikes appeared to be different from typical upward-moving lightning. In several clusters caught on camera, between four and fourteen discharges simultaneously occurred after being triggered by another flash.
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Wind energy is sweeping across the Plains and as it turns out these fields of towering turbines are sparking more power than planned. Blades composed of materials that can accumulate charge as the spin through the air can extend over a 100 meters tall. This makes them prime targets for lightning strikes.
Using data from the National Lightning Detection Agency (NLDN), and sensors installed inside the turbines, a few scientists crunching numbers have calculated that something unique was occurring. These videos prove their calculations were correct. By congregating groups of turbines together, It appears we’ve summoned a new form of lightning into our world.
I think we may be able to differentiate these clusters from the typical well documented ground-to-cloud discharges in that cluster discharges appears to have a comparatively low peak current, And of course the crazy number of discharges occurring in a cluster. Also, the closer proximity of all the simultaneous discharges
For now, In my notes, I’m calling them Simultaneous Upward Moving Clusters. (or Simultaneous ground-to-cloud Clusters)