This Video of Lightning in Slow Motion is Strangely Entrancing

Hypnotize yourself with lightning at 2,000 frames per second

Lightning doesn’t just look astonishing — it moves at an astonishing rate. In fact, writes’s Steve Pool, the typical lightning bolt rips across the sky at a blinding 224,000 miles per hour and the human eye picks it up at the speed of light (670 million miles per hour).

Now, Sploid’s Casey Chan has tracked down a video that shows South Dakota lightning in glorious slow-mo. The result is fascinating, artistic — and still pretty darn fast, even captured at 2,000 frames per second.

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