Photograph of a Close Lightning Flash Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Orville, R. E.

citation count

  • 23

publication date

  • November 1968