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Physics of Lightning: Part 1

Video Release Date: June 19, 2010
Video Source: YouTube

This series of videos from physics teacher Derek Owens explains through his trademark cartoon drawings the basic physics of lightning.

He does not explain the details of the stepped leader coming down from the cloud and the positive streamers coming up from the ground followed by the bright white return stroke.

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