Video of Lightning striking a building at close range

The image above is a lightning flash hitting a building at close range (< 1/4 mile, ~0.5 km). This was taken by the author during the Summer of 1992 in the vicinity of the Kansas City International Airport. This file was taken from VHS, so the resolution is not as good as todays digital cameras. If you wish to use this video for educational purposes, please credit Steve Hodanish, NOAA. To download the video file (~4.6 mb - broadband access recommended), click here.

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