Watch the Moment Lightning Completely Annihilates Garage Windows
Thanks to the fact that more and more homes are equipped with security cameras, we're seeing moments we normally don't get to witness. A new home security cam shows the moment that a garage completely had its windows blown out by a lightning strike.
The video was actually captured by the neighbors of this home. Here's how they described this special weather cameo:
We caught footage of our neighbor's garage being struck by lightning and blowing windows and doors out.
The strike happens only a few seconds into the video. Just watch the windows and door just get completely blown out.
A typical lightning flash is about 300 million Volts and about 30,000 Amps. In comparison, household current is 120 Volts and 15 Amps. There is enough energy in a typical flash of lightning to light a 100-watt incandescent light bulb for about three months or the equivalent compact fluorescent bulb for about a year.
Since I'm a dad that walks around our house regularly and turns off lights to save on the electric bill, I can verify this is a lot of juice.
Now I'd like to know what it must have sounded like in that garage the moment the lightning hit. On second thought, no I don't want to know.