GIF Credit: Geospace Physics Laboratory

Scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology recently captured a beautiful lightning storm using a new high speed camera.

Researcher Ningyu Liu from the Geospace Physics Lab captured the footage on May 20 near the university s Melbourne campus.

The instrument that captured this lightning flash has only recently been deployed, and it ll eventually be used to study the dynamics and energetics of what are called starters, jets, and gigantic jets, i.e.

upward electrical discharges produced by thunderstorms in the upper atmosphere.

This isn t the first time that scientists have captured lightning in super slow motion.

Back in 2011, lightning physicists Vladislav Mazura and meteorologist Tom Warner managed to film lightning at an astounding 11,000 fps.

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