Uploaded by willz75
December 25, 2010

This massive clear air bolt (cloud-to-ground lightning bolt) hit about 200-250m away from our location. Here in Darwin, Australia these bolts can leap 15-20km away from the main storm striking a dry area surrounding the storm.

The bolt hits near the base of the tree as a large puff of dust can be seen after the initial strike.

Thanks to Jacci for providing some foreground entertainment! 😀

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