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.

published proceedings

  • Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Orville, R. E.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Orville, RE

publication date

  • November 1968