Skiathos Island Lightning

May 05, 2008

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Provided by: Nikos Paschalis
Summary author: Nikos Paschalis

The blast of lightning shown above was taken from Skiathos Island, in Greece, in July of 2006. The storm responsible for this cloud-to-ground strike was one of the most powerful storms, in terms of electricity, in the past 20 years here. A big bolt of lightning, such as this one, can briefly heat the surrounding air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Photo taken about 10 p.m. local time.

Photo details: Canon EOS 300D camera, ISO 200, 30 second exposure.