Incredible Pictures from Deadly Lightning

I heard bad news from my local newspaper two days ago. About five people death by hit the lightning. When they were working in the farm, suddenly the lightning hit them directly without any warning before. Actually they were working when it's raining. For information, this month is rainy season. So many bad incident haunted us who life in Indonesia. Like, floods, landslides, and unexpected threats during the rainy season is lightning.

I remember with the "Twister" movie, there were a group of people doing research to warn when the storm comes. And I think this is a great job and need some courage, I think only brave people can do that. I heard "storm chaser" is a job which pump your adrenaline. When you dedicate your self to make a better for human life and back to the nature come from. This all from God and God create as a part of human life. So I have to share this to everyone as a knowledge, with the big hope we can anticipate when the lightning come.



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Description of the lightning

Electricity is kind of energy. Many electricity created by nature, contain a lot of power. One sample of the power of nature is Lightning or thunderstorm. Lightning caused by the displacement of negative charge towards the positive charge. According to the science knowledge, Lightning is a giant spark which jumps between the two masses with different electric field. Lightning are the result of electrical discharge in the cloud. The energy of the disposals were so great that raises a series of light, heat, and strong sound. It can destroy buildings, fire even kill people. How fast is the Lightning? it have speed around 150 000 km / sec. It also will create a booming sound. The minimum electric field in lightning about one million volts per meter. Lightning usually occurs at an altitude of about 10 km and caused a five to ten glint in one minute, but most are not visible because it occurs in the cloud.

The characteristics of lightning

The sky suddenly became dark with the wind comes so fast. The clouds like a cauliflower which has gray color, then the air was stale. These clouds are usually called as a lightning cloud (Comulunimbus). We can found many types of deadly lightning, like:

  • St. Elmo’s Fire. Has existed for centuries, beginning with the ancient Greeks, Julius Caesar, Columbus and Magellan. It cause fear as a blue flame spirits.
  • Boom. Thunder Ball is a strange phenomenon, with a review report to the ancient Greek. This lightning caused the greatest threat to our life and property.
  • Deadly. In the United States, an average of 58 people killed each year by lightning. It also happen in my country.
  • Cloud Flashes. When lightning flashes on the clouds, sometimes you can see the line in the air around the storm.
  • Re-strike. This lightning contain 3-4 individuals stroke, but may have more.
  • Mind-blowing Beauty. Lightning through the air produce white light. But can appear as different colors depending on weather conditions.
  • Scary Powerful Strikes to Towers, Buildings. Buildings, towers, and other high points are often struck by lightning, because the electricity found a way to reach the ground.
  • Double Lightning. Lightning is the power of nature. Beautiful and dangerous. Blue-white flash of lightning due to extreme heat.
  • Mulitple Strikes. This lightning looks like a ribbon. This occurs in a wind storm with high traffic.
  • Rocket Lightning. it usually horizontal at cloud base. The movement of this lightning like a rocket. This is one of the rarest types of lightning.
  • Volcanic Triggered Lightning. Lightning can be triggered by the large volcanic eruptions. which release gases and material into the atmosphere.
  • Sensational Volcanic-Lightning. Fire, lightning, ice, and the ashes are united here, triggering volcanic lightning sounded like a rifle shot.

How to anticipate when lightning comes

Generally, the lightning hit the victims in an open flat area. We can't imagine if the lightning hit the human body. The victims will suddenly bounce when a lightning struck the body. Like other victims, people were killed instantly by the body on fire. When lightning strikes the house, the house will be broken. And electronic equipment also broken such as telephone, television, etc. How to anticipate when the lightning come:

  • High building should installed by the lightning rod. If there is lightning grabbing this tool then distributed through large wire made by copper or brass directly into the soil.
  • When the lightning comes, we'd better avoid the open area.
  • Find a place to shelter if you hear or see lightning. Do not wait until it rains before act. Sometimes lightning strikes before rain falls.
  • Do not take shelter under tall trees or in the vehicle (such as cars or buses), lightning is often snatched up the highest things in the ground.
  • When you are in the open field, please squat (don't sit) and covered your ears by your hands. If it rains, try to made your clothes wet. because wet clothes will help you reduce the serious injury if struck by lightning.
  • When it was raining and we saw the lightning, simple suggestion from me is remove the antenna channels on television, and unplug the phone cord. To avoid damage to electrical equipment, better turn off all the electronic equipment.
  • Do not touch metal objects, electrical equipment, or cable. If you're forced to use a laptop, disconnect the power and switch on the battery.
  • Do not use the home phone unless absolutely necessary.
  • Stay away from balconies, terraces, windows and doors because lightning can grab the open area. Don't use the sink for a while (to wash dishes), because water in the pipe as a good electrically conductive.

I hope this information useful for us. Please enjoy all the pictures of lightning below. although it looks beautiful but the danger of lightning still haunted us. Better be careful when we see the lightning.

St. Elmo’s Fire

Boom

Deadly

Cloud Flashes

Cloud-to-sea Lightning

Re-strike

Mind-blowing Beauty

Scary Powerful Strikes to Towers, Buildings

Double Lightning

Mulitple Strikes

Rocket Lightning

Volcanic Triggered Lightning

Sensational Volcanic-Lightning

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Very impressive shots of nature at it's most powerful - thanks for sharing these beautiful shots.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

This is so amazing and so powerful, and right now as I am writing this the thunder and lightening is flashing all around me, I must turn off my computer, now the rain is pouring down... Fantastic hub


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Unbelievable power in these storms. Great Hub and photos.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks billyaustindillon for coming to this hub. I hope this hub useful for us and as a warn when the lightning comes. Peace :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Darlene. I know behind the beautiful of this picture there is a great power which made human life in danger. Better to anticipate like you said above. I hope there's no bad incident happen to us when the lightning comes....amen

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back, Suzie. I am glad you liked this hub. Thanks to appreciate this topic. I hope we get benefit after reading this hub...amen. Good to see you again.


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Harlan Colt 6 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Way cool, you take all these pics?

That's awesome!

- Harlan


sord87 6 years ago

It happened to me once ,The lighning damage my modem ,pc and splitter connection in seconds,i was lucky to be far away from the scene,i think that electricity shock can go more than 240 volt and can burn the whole connected things in a few minutes!Thanks for reminding and now rainy season both Indonesia and malaysia,we have to be aware on this completely.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Prasetio, Great Hub! Fascinating photography! What an amazing incredible natural phenomenan! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Those picture were awesome really awesome. I go to pieces when there is a thunderstorm. I hate it. Thank you for a very informative hub.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

wow... some great pics here!!


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Pete Maida 6 years ago

You always find the coolest subjects and the greatest pictures.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Thanks so much for the beautiful photos - and a reminder that lightning is dangerous and we need to take precautions. It a beauty that we should observe in a safe place.

Thanks for putting this together. Rated up of course - and more!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I never know where anyone is going on the hubs and it's always a delight to be here! Lightning travels through the ground as well. Thanks Prasetio!


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suny51 6 years ago

Prasetio-Every hub of yours is like a thunderbolt,great pictures.Lots to learn.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

You have outdone yourself this time!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Thank you for the extraordinary pictures, prasetio. Lightning is certainly awesome but at the same time deadly and something to beware.

I live in Florida which has more lightning strikes than any other U.S. state, but I wasn't aware that lightning was so prevalent where you live, too. Be careful.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Hello prasetio30: This is an awesome hub! Electrifying in fact! Heh! Scary to look at the awesome power of nature and arcs of thousands of volts of electricity. My granny still covers the mirrors and hangs up the phone during an electric storm!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Harlan Colt for coming to this hub. Of course I didn't take all that picture. But I hope you liked this information. Peace :)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Prasetio, I loved this hub. The pictures were fantastic. I live in FL which happens to be the state with the most lightening, so I am careful as it has hit 2 trees in our yard in the past. Great hub.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Sord87. I am glad you want to share your experience when the lightning hit your modem and all the stuff around it. Now, we know the power of this lightning can damage electronic equipment, especially when it connected by the electricity. I am glad you always fine and there's not bad happen to you. I know we have the same weather and climate. I hope the best for all. Blessing...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back, Deborrah. This is natural phenomenon which comes directly at anytime and anyplace. I hope we can anticipate for us and for our family if we stay at home or while outside.

Best, Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hello, thank you for stopping by. I know most of us hate when the lightning comes. It make us afraid. It also happen when I was teaching. All my student screaming heard the loud sound of lightning. I hope we can learn a little from this hub.


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Most excellent hub Prasetio! We are nearing Storm season here in Cleveland, OH and have all ready had a lot of lightening and some tornadoes. These tips are a great reminder to us to stay safe. Thank you.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Carolina for dropping by, Hope you liked all the picture above. Good to see you again. Good night!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks BkCreative, As usual you come with wonderful comment. I know the lightning comes without warning. But better we know some of the characteristic of these lightning. Like you said before, find the safe place is the best solution for us. Thank you for rate this hub.

Prasetio


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

prasetio, OH MY this is fabulous, I don't know why but I have always been amazed and in awe of lightening storms and find them peaceful and calming. I LOVE this hub, you just keep coming up with the most amazing subjects. Prasetio the photos are all amazing and beautiful. WOW I love it and rate it everything but funny! Peace:) P.S. this is a must share and revisit often...


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Micky. Your comment impressed me much. I liked when all my friend here get benefit from all the information inside this hub and feels like home. Good bless you!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Sunny and POP for stopping by. I try to give to give the best for us.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good to see you again, drbj. Thanks for warn me too. That's why I like join this site. We are a family my friend. And right now, I know what happen outside my country. Like you said before, I got new information that Florida has more lightning strikes than any other U.S. state. I agree with you, beautiful but dangerous. Have a great day and always be careful, my friend!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Cheeky Girl for coming to this hub. I think your grandma have done it well. Because of the thousand volts of electricity when the lightning hit people causes of death. So, be careful! Don't forget to pray.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good night Pamela. Wow, you send good testimonial here. I think it become scary moment when the lightning hit 2 trees. Actually this also happen in my country in different area. But most of happen in the open flat area, like in the field or farm. You life in the same state with our friend, drbj. He also told to me that Florida is the state with the most lightening. Good to see you again. God bless you.

PRasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

HappyHear, like your name. I think you always happy. And I really happy you want to visit to my hub and give special comment. I also got new information from you about your state, in Cleveland. I only seen it in my television. But I hope you can take care your self and your family when the lightning or even the bigger things like Tornado comes. I think you really strong in facing all this natural phenomenon. Thank you very much. Prasetio :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Katie, I am glad you liked this hub. Thanks for your appreciation and supporting this hub also. This hub is nothing without you all, including you Katie. My dear, nature give us everything for happiness even make us sad. But I hope we can learn that this is part of our life, it can't be separated from the God creation. Beauty and dangerous united as a natural phenomenon. Thank you for your kindness to rate this hub. I hope God will replace with better things in your life.....amen

Warm Regards,

Prasetio


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Amazing lightning photos.


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

Wonderful pictures of lightning.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Scary stuff but so impressive


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Pretty awesome and very scary! I've known people killed by lightning. Not pleasant.

Love and peace

Tony


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

Wow fantastic pictures. Great job!


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Beautiful photos............. I always told my kids that the thunder and lightening was really the angels bowling; at five......... my son would have looked at these pictures and yelled STRIKE!

Thanks for these and the memory........... it was fun

Kaie


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Sandy, I like your comment. Hope you enjoy all the pictures above. See you....


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Mr.Roychoudhury for coming to this hub. Good to see you again. Please enjoy all the picture of lightning.


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JannyC 6 years ago

Nature rules always. excellent hub. This is very good advice too that most do not think of so Nature rules humans fools. Aside from the beauty I hope people take this to heart as well.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you Ethel Smith for share your comment. I am glad you liked this hub. Have a good day!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back, Tammy. Thank you for the compliment on the pictures and you comments are appreciated.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Tony. This is dangerous things. But we have to be careful when the lightning comes. Thank you very much!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Kaie for share your thought here. I have shown this pictures to my student and they said that all these pictures looks scary. They afraid to saw again. But thank you for showing this hub to your son. I hope we can learn from this topic.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Excellent, Janny. You give us a spirit from your comment. To remind us how the beautiful comes from nature can destroy everything in this earth. With the big hope we can anticipate when the disaster comes. We have to grateful God still give us something beautiful...amen. See you and take care!


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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

Thank you, your information is very useful! Amazing how something so beautiful can be so deadly.


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Grant's World 6 years ago from Canada

Hi Prasetio30 I hope you are doing well. It is incredible how such a beautiful site as lighting in the night sky is also such a dangerous and scary thing.

Great hub.

Cheers,

G.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Lightning captured in this way is truly fascinating. Terrific pictures, and I enjoyed the descriptions of different kinds of lightning as well. Didn't know there were so many different types. :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you so much, Jen for coming to this hub. I hope you enjoy all information here. Good to see you again.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back to my hub, Grant's World. I think we all agree that beautiful comes from dangerous thing. Thank you very much, my friend.

Prasetio


dreamreachout 6 years ago

This is on of your best hub ever!! It is so indepth and gives us complete information on the subject!! Along with the amazing pictures this is a most wonderful hub!!


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devsir 6 years ago from Earth

Excellent Topic. Wonderful information.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks dreamreachout, for your appreciation to this hub. I am glad you liked all information here. Nice to see you again.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks devsir for share your thought here. I am glad to know that you liked this information. See you....


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vanidiana 6 years ago from Depok, Indonesia

Incredible power of nature! Amazing photos!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Sorry I was late to reply your comment, Springboard. I am glad you liked this hub. Hope you enjoy all the pictures above. Good to see you again.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you so much vanidiana for coming to this hub. I am glad you enjoy all information here, including the pictures also. Peace :)


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RosWebbART 6 years ago from Ireland

Great hub , great pictures , where I live everytime we have a storm we lose our eletricity supply for hours, but it's worth it... sometimes!


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ngureco 6 years ago

Good photos here. Thank you.

In Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, lightening struck 11 football players of one team and left the other 11 players of the opposing team intact. Many still think that was witchcraft but it was lightening.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

RosWebbART, I am glad to see you here. I said to you "welcome" to my hub. Hope you enjoy all information here. Thanks for share your experience with the storm. I think it was a scary moment. But I am glad you always fine.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

ngureco, I am sad to hear your story about those football player. I hope we can anticipate when the lightning comes. And the best anticipation is stay away from the open flat area, like in the field. Good to see you again. Peace :)


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

This was great information and tips on lightning. I really loved all the pictures. They were amazing. Thank you for sharing this.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back. Nancy. Thank you for the compliment on the pictures and you comments are appreciated. I hope this hub useful for you. See you....


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Outstanding photos! Lighting is such a powerful force and sometimes quite unpredictable. I did a page about lighting on Squidoo... great minds think alike! Love your page.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, mulberry1 for share your thought here. Like I said before that the lightning comes directly without warning or unpredictable. I'll glad to read your article on squidoo. See you again!


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Another awesome force of nature which demands us to take precaution, be still and quiet and have respect for the reason God decides to allow nature to exploit in such a way. Peace/rated up!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Support Med for rate this hub. You gave great comment to this hub. It comes from your heart. I agree with you that God has a reason give this natural phenomenon for us. Nice to see you again. Peace :)


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TINA V 6 years ago

It feels scary to think about lightning. Your photos really showed the reality of it. You have also shared important facts about the topic. This is a well written hub. Have a great week!


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

prasetio! What amazing photos of a both "beautiful" and "scary" thing!!!!! I have always been terrified of lightning because I saw a tree get hit when I was a child near me and I never got over it! Lightning is so powerful and I always pretend it is a message from God. Even as a child. It is also easier to explain to my kids when I mention God!!!!.....Anyway, another interesting hub from you my FRIEND......Sending "overflowing energy" your way!!!!!!! G


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back, TINA. I hope you enjoy with all information inside this hub. I know those picture were amazing, but we have to be careful with this natural phenomenon. Good to see you again.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good word from you, GPAGE. Everything come from nature give us many possibility to say "thank you" to God. I agree with you that this powerful lightning was kind of message from God. Beautiful and scary thing become two comparison of God creation. Thanks for coming. I hope you always healthy, send my warm greeting to your family. see you...

Prasetio


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Rose Kolowinski 6 years ago

Very interesting information on lightning and fantastic pictures. Such deadly beauty!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Rose for share your beautiful thought here. I really appreciate that. Peace :)


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viryabo 6 years ago

This is absolutely awesome prasetio. The forces of nature, lightning being one, is the one i consider to be most powerful. AND DEADLY TOO!

The pictures are wonderful, and it sends the message that God is great.

I have always been scared of lightning and it makes me uneasy during the rainy season and thunderstorms, but no doubt, it may be considered beautiful.

Great Article Prasetio.

Cheers


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Viryabo for share your thought about this topic. We all know the pictures were amazing. But behind the beautiful picture, this phenomenon was deadly. I also afraid when the lightning comes, only important things I can do to safe all the electronic equipment from the hit of lightning.

I think only storm chaser who enjoy with the lightning. God send this to show the message and the power also. We have to be careful...Ok. God bless you.

Prasetio


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, Wow, wonderful huba and very useful. The pictures were amazing and beautiful. it is so powerful but very frightening if you are caught outdoors when it starts. Thank you rated up, nell


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I am surely glad I came to visit your Hub tonight. The photogrpahs you used are wonderfully beautiful. I never knew what St Elmo's Fire meant. Wow! Thank you for this educational pleasure. Well done!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening,Nell. Thanks for coming to this hub, give comment and rate this article also. I agree with your reason about the lightning. So be careful, my dear. I hope the best for us and We can take care ourself very well. God bless you!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Glad to see you again, James. I hope you enjoy with all information inside this hub, include the pictures also. And we can anticipate when the lightning comes. That's the important thing, my friend. Take care!

Prasetio


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

OMG..these pictures are just wicked amazing! I can't even imagine capturing something so uncontrollably powerful on camera. Unbelievable. I absolutely LOVE this hub!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good night, theherbivorehippi. Thanks for share your opinion about this hub. I am proud to present this hub for you. I hope by reading this hub we can know more about the beautiful lightning and how to anticipate when the lightning come. Even it deadly and powerful as a natural phenomenon. Good to see you again.

Prasetio


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Nancy's Niche 6 years ago from USA

What a beautiful display of lightening in action and the power it carries within....


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Nancy's Niche. I hope you liked all information here. When the power of lightning close to us, be careful. Great to see you again.


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

wonderful hub. Loved the pictures. I usually try to stay inside when lightening and thunder crash. I knew most of the safty tips except the one about keeping your clothes wet, but I proably wouldn't be outside that long during a storm, anyway, because I am afraid to be outside during a lightening storm. Voted you up. Great hub. (: v


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Great hub and so dangerous and beautiful, in 18 it looks like a mans face looking my right so his left near the bottom. I love a good storm like the thunder in the distance is like a lullaby but I don't like lightening and crashing sounds. I had a cousin or uncle so long ago, not sure, but was struck two different times and not killed. The ones with orange so gorgeous, great find prasetio.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back to this hub, valeriebelew. I hope you enjoy this hub and learn a little about characteristic of these lightning. Better to stay at home, the most safety way from lightning. Thanks for vote this hub.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Pollyannalana. Thanks for coming to this hub. I am glad to read your comment. I see your passion in lightning. But it still dangerous, my friend. It's good to see your cousin or uncle have not a problem when they struck by lightning, it's like a miracle. Peace :)


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

I am sorry about the people in Indonesia and the troubles their including lightening. If you read my hub on the Worn Out Shoes, you will see I lost my first love to lightening.

I hope your all safe now. As deadly as lightening is, it sure is beautiful. Great pictures.

Healing touch


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Healing Touch for coming to this hub and give condolences to the people who died because of lightning in my country. Again...thank you very much for your prayer. I'll check your hub. I think it related with lightning also. God bless you, my friend!

Prasetio


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

The photos were really good. Fortunately lightening actually killing people does not happen often statistically. We used to know someone in our former neighborhood whose tree was struck with lightening and ended up dying. It is certainly powerful and scary.

When we were kids, my grandfather used to tell us that the thunder booms were caused by angels bowling in heaven. A big boom was a strike! Helped making it less scary for us.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

The pictures were amazing and I enjoyed the article very much. A tree in my brother's yard was struck by lightning a few years ago, and their was damage to his house as a result. It is a most powerful and deadly force. Thanks for the hub and wonderful photos.

Mike


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Peggy. I know the lightning so scary for us. I heard many times about the people who hit by lightning. And it happen for the people who work in the open area, like in the field. Sometimes they didn't realize that the lightning will come. But I am glad it not happen often statistically, like you said above.

Your grandfather is a master of story telling, glad to have a grandpa like him. At least, we have to be careful at anytime and anyplace. Good to see you again.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi,Mike. Nice to see you again. I am glad you want to share with us related with this topic where it happen in your brother's yard and there's no victims at that time. Although it was damage your brother's house. The lightning really dangerous and it has big power. Be careful, my friend. Thank you very much.


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PaperNotes 6 years ago

Whoah, I generally am afraid of lightning. I wonder who isn't. Seeing one makes me feel like I am being electrified.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, PaperNotes. I am glad you love this information. I have the same idea with you. I am so afraid just to hear the sound of thunder. Just be careful if this happen near with you. See you again. ~prasetio


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Awesome! This is one of my all time favorite hubs. Great information on lightning and the photos are unbelievable.

I will keep returning to this hub often. I love it! Thank you so much.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, vocalcoach. I am glad you want give your little time to visit this hub. You can come at anytime. Thanks for supporting this hub and give more attention. I am honored with this. See you again.

Blessing,


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Most excellent article and fantastic photography. My favorite is cloud to cloud lightening as it dances across the Arizona desert skies, Peace 50


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, 50 Caliber. Thanks for your compliment to this hub and choosing your favorite. I hope we can learn anything about deadly lightning and we can prevent our self if the lightning come to us. Have a nice day. Take care!

Prasetio:)


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dinkan53 5 years ago from India

wonderful hub and only one word "FANTASTIC" pictures!!!! rating the hub up


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

I love to watch lightning storms....they can be brillian at times.

Great Hub, and awesome pictures. I enjoyed it!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, dinkan53 for coming to this hub and rate this Up. I am glad you liked this hub. Cheers.......


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, CMerritt. Thanks for dropping by. I am honored with this. I am glad you liked this information. But, be careful my friend. There's a danger behind the beautiful of lightning. I hope the best for us. Take care!

Prasetio:)


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

prasetio, nephew, the lightening here in the desert is very beautiful at night, I like cloud to cloud that covers the whole sky. We have summer monsoons where you see it much of the time, thanks for great pictures, peace and love dusty


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dusty, my uncle. I am so happy to know this from you and how you appreciate the God's creation. From the pictures, we can see how this lightning so beautiful. But, don't forget that we have to careful with this phenomenon. Just see this in the safety places. Thank you very much.

Your nephew, Prasetio


granny's house 5 years ago

beUTIFUL PICTUES. lOVED THIS HUB


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, granny's house for coming to this hub and love all the pictures. See you again...

Love and peace, prasetio


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Prasetio, what a shame that something so beautiful and impressive looking is so dangerous. You're pictures are beautiful. Great tips about how to stay safe during a lightening storm. Voted up and beautiful.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, KoffeeKlatch Gals for share your thought about this topic and vote this up. I hope more careful when this happen close to us. Preventing is always needed. Have a good day!

Prasetio:)


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Astounding pictures prasetio, I have been fascinated by lightning since my childhood and always loved a good thunderstorm. I agree with all but one of your pieces of advice to avoid lightning strike, and that is the one where you say not to take shelter in a vehicle. I always read this is actually okay, so long as you don't touch any internal parts of the vehicle that are metal. If lightning does strike the car it will naturally be transferred through the metal shell of the vehicle and into the ground.

You might find this link quite interesting as it explains why a car is okay, as well as dispelling some other myths and confirming some facts:

http://www.suite101.com/content/lightning-fact-and...

Thanks for the wonderful hub experience.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, mistyhorizon2003. Thanks for share your thought about this topic. I agree with you. We must be careful with this phenomenon. Be careful with everything related contain metal material. Like vehicle. I'll check your link. GOd bless you.

Love and peace,


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LuisGabriel2 5 years ago

Great Pictures of Lighting.. It is amazing how lightning moves.. God truly create beauty in this earth..

God Bless


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, LuusGabriel. Thanks for coming and share your opinion about this lightning. I agree with you. God control everything in His hand, including this one. Good bless you!

Prasetio


Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

of nature's natural phenomenon's lightening is amazing. As with most of nature, it can also be devastating. Great photos. Where did you find them all


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Duchess OBlunt. Thanks for coming to this hub. I know all these lightning so beautiful, but there's a dangers behind this. I found this through google pictures, where many blogs also use this. I just search the rest of information. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

I learned so much about lightening from this amazing hub, and the pictures were stunning and eerie, especially the one of the graveyard. Thanks for sharing. I'm voting this hub up, useful, awesome and beautiful.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Happyboomernurse. I am glad you love this information. I hope this hub useful for us and we can be careful when we go outside while the lightning come. I really appreciate your vote. Cheers.....

Prasetio:)


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katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

wow, you struck lightning here, so many people are fascinated by it, and you sure hit the spot here with those photos. well done


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, katyzzz for coming to this hub. Welcome back and I hope you enjoy all information about lightning as incredible natural phenomenon. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Hey Prasetio,

Great hub, love the pics! I personally enjoy a good lightening storm, but also realize that they need to be respected ... your advice is very good.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Brett.Tesol for coming to this hub. You comment really appreciated and I agree with you about we should respect this natural phenomenon though it looks dangerous. We must the beautiful of lightning wisely. Be careful! take care.....


PatchMaster 5 years ago

A lightning trigger would be very helpful to capture lightning photos. A sample product:

www.pmgadgets.net


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, PatchMaster for coming to this hub. I'll take a look your link. ~prasetio


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Wow, prasetio! These pictures are so stunning. I love watching a lightening storm -- it is so beautiful and reminds me of the powerfulness of God. Your lightening safety tips are good to know and we do have to be respectful, like you mentioned. Take care.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Prairieprincess. Thanks for coming and share your thought about lightning. I have the same idea with your about the powerfulness of God. No one has a power to create such of this things except God, right. God bless you. Cheers....

Prasetio


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sofs 4 years ago

Prasetio, truly incredible pictures my friend.. and great information! Have a lovely day! God Bless!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, sofs. I hope we can learn together about this phenomenon. Take care!


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conradofontanilla 4 years ago from Philippines

I read of one who was graduated by lightning, that is measuring the energy of lightning. He is Simon Ramo, inventor of the electron microscope when he was with GE. He partnered with Wooldridge and Thompson. I am a farmer and I know when the weather is ripe for lightning. I also take photos on mode B. You must have a more sophisticated camera.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, conradofontanilla for coming to this hub and share about Simon Ramo who graduated by lightning. I had never heard about him. But I'll search more about him. Of course, we need a more sophisticated camera to capture the beautiful moments of this lightning. Take care!

Prasetio


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Wow, Prasetio...You have shared some super impressive lightening photos in this hub! I think lightening is beautiful but I don't like for it to be too close. Once lightening struck so close to me that it made my hair stand on end as I heard a crackling and saw sparkles afterwards where the lightening was and the clash of thunder SO LOUD, I thought it broke my ear drums! It's beautiful but so, so powerful. Thank you for sharing this very informative hub :) Voting UP and awesome!


PinkFairy 4 years ago

Thank u for this fascinating info.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Jamie Brock. Thank you very much for coming and share your opinion about lightning. I have the same feeling with you if we too close with the lightning. Just seeing this phenomenon from far away is like a great miracle. I am glad you love all the pictures here. Your vote really appreciated. Take care and have a nice day :-)

Best wishes, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, PinkFairy. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it!

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