Chinese Gigantic Lightning

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Chinese Science Bulletin magazine published an article regarding the observation of lightning over the China. This huge lightning appeared in the upper atmosphere in Chinese district Shandong in 2010. The scientists installed the camera with infrared channel, which direction in real time was corrected by the WWLLN (International system of monitoring of electric activity). The scientists succeeded to record the lightning by using this Chinese Gigantic Lightningcamera. According to researchers, the upper bound of the lightning reached 89 kilometers over the earth, and bottom was at the level of 52 kilometers. Scientists estimated its energy at some million mega joules. The huge lightning described in work, belongs to rare type of electric discharges. All cases of supervision of huge lightnings belonged earlier to the equatorial areas.  Among them the Chinese lightning is the most northern.

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