Lightning bolts in slow-motion

Florida Institute of Technology scientists capture the awesome power of lightning bolts in super-slow-motion video.

FLORIDA, USA (REUTERS) - Scientists at Florida Institute of Technology used a camera that records 7,000 frames per second to capture lightning bolts in a slow-motion video. 

The bolts travel at about 100km a second on the way down.

Each bolt has 100 million volts and 30,000 amps of electricity.

The video captures the series of lightning strikes in remarkable detail.