“Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money” ~ Earl WarrenA typical lightning bolt contains 1 billion volts and contains between 10,000 to 200,000 amperes of current. The average flash would light a 100 watt lightbulb for 3 months. Now that would be a real hair raising experience and more! The day we had this storm I was able to capture several large cloud to ground bolts, even though it took many, many shots to do so. I wouldn't have been surprised if the street light had lit up with the flash. After this one... I headed inside! We are quite close to a golf course and the lightning tends to love the area at times. Can you imagine being Ben Franklin with his kite and key in this storm?
Carmi's Theme this week is "electric" and you cannot get more "electric" than this!
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Carmi's Theme ~ Electric