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Thunderbolt and lightning, very...
#1

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... very impressive.

"The UN's weather agency announced Thursday the longest lightning bolt on record—a single flash in Brazil on October 31, 2018 that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometers.

That is equivalent to the distance between Boston and Washington DC in the United States, or between London and Basel, Switzerland, the World Meteorological Organization said in a statement.

WMO's committee of experts on weather and climate extremes also reported a new world record for the duration of a lightning flash, with a single flash that developed continuously over northern Argentina on March 4, 2019 lasting for a full 16.73 seconds.

The new "megaflash" records, which were verified with new satellite lightning imagery technology, were more than double the previous known record-holders, WMO said.

The previous record for the longest detected distance for a single lightning flash was 321 kilometers (199 miles), measured on June 20, 2007 in the US state of Oklahoma, WMO said.

The previous duration record was 7.74 seconds, measured on August 30, 2012 in southern France, it said."

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(Obviously not *the* megaflash but this photo is beyond cool.)


"how admirable,
to see lightning,
and not think life is fleeting"
Basho
“We drift down time, clutching at straws. But what good's a brick to a drowning man?” 
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#2

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I saw "sheet lightning" light up at least ten square miles of clouds a few years ago. Holy fuck-range.
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#3

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Awe-inspiring.

And surely a sign of good things to come...
"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#4

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Yeah, we get some cracklers around here.
Freedom isn't free.
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#5

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Lightning is caused by 5G!
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#6

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(06-26-2020, 02:11 AM)no one Wrote: Lightning is caused by 5G!

I'd bet nickels to holes in doughnuts that there are people who believe this, in spite of lightning being around many magnitudes of years older than the 5G network. 5G is what, a year old? And lightning is as old as the universe. Even accepting a 6000 YO universe, 5G is 1/6000. Damn, we apes have some real stupes among us.
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#7

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(06-26-2020, 02:11 AM)no one Wrote: Lightning is caused by 5G!

Au contraire, mon frere. Lightning is caused by SG:

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Fretboards do not lie.
Freedom isn't free.
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#8

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They can however, be manipulated.
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#9

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(06-26-2020, 03:58 AM)no one Wrote: They can however, be manipulated.

Oh, we plays with 'em like that, yeah.

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Freedom isn't free.
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#10

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Are you a fan of Gary Hoey or the likes of Eric Gales?
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#11

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(06-26-2020, 04:26 AM)no one Wrote: Are you a fan of Gary Hoey or the likes of Eric Gales?

I definitely like some Gales, though I don't own any of his stuff currently. Hoey, the only thing I remember from him was that cover of "Hocus Pocus" from almost 30 years ago, so obviously have no informed opinion.

Gales kills me with his vocabulary going between raw blues and fusion trippin'.



Plus, he throws the best guitar face.
Freedom isn't free.
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#12

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Naw, lightning is caused by us hippies:

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#13

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Thread title has given me brain lock...................

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#14

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(06-26-2020, 02:11 AM)no one Wrote: Lightning is caused by 5G!

No it's not.  Shake   It's Zeus. He's mad at something-or-other.    Everyone know that.   Nod 

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