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Electric Skies

Synopsis
Charts the new wave of experiments and investigations into the 1800 active thunderstorms that occur on earth at any one time. Looks at ball lightning, ribbon lightning and the strange red ‘sprites’ that shoot up to 150km from the top of thunderstorms, and attempts to create lightning by firing rockets into storm clouds. Shows time-lapse footage of lighting from cameraman Simon Carroll.
Series
Equinox, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1994
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 4 December 1994.
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
electricity; lightning; meteorology; thunderstorms

Online availability

URI
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/equinox/4od#2918301
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Richard Burke
Producer
Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest
Writer
Richard Burke
Contributor
Simon Carroll

Production Company

Name

Pioneer Productions

Distributor

Name

4OD

Web
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od External site opens in new window

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