Photograph of a Close Lightning Flash

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Science  08 Nov 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3854, pp. 666-667
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3854.666


A lightning flash has been photographed striking a European ash tree at a distance of 60 meters. The tree sustained no external physical damage. The probability of obtaining this photograph is estimated to be 10-3, or once in 1000 years.

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