Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Don’t stand under a tree during lightning! Here’s why. Oh my!

Here’s a video of an impressive (understatement!) lightning strike at Domaine Du Lac Bryson Lake Lodge, Quebec, Canada, in August 2017. Video posted by Olivier Dorion on Facebook on August 30, 2017. (Thanks to George for sending it to us!)

See video below.

Click on the video.



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Donald N Wright (@guest_118951)
2 years ago

Why wasn’t the electrical charge at the top of the tree?

Bradley Anderson (@guest_118919)
2 years ago

Where I worked there was a big maple tree that hundreds of sparrows were nesting in when lightning struck. I could smell them a few days later when they were laying all around the base of the tree. It stunk and couldn’t wait to finish mowing.
We also watched lightning hit a tree 5o yards from the house. The oak tree showed the path of it’s feeder roots extending out 50 feet where the ground was upheaved.
Lightning is an awesome spectacle of force.

Jeff (@guest_50017)
4 years ago

This would be a great video for Mike Sokol to comment on.

Imagine the Electrical Ground Surge around that tree and cabin!

That is amazing.

Bob P (@guest_118876)
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

This is how farmers lose livestock in thunder storms, they gather under a big tree out in the pasture to get out of the storm and lightning strikes the tree and all the livestock is electrocuted.

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