What happens if you're near a spot where lightning strikes?

Well um, no need i “googled” it lol

Check out the grass in the first picture, then check out the poor girl who was standing next to a lightning strike :open_mouth:

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she looks as if she's lucky to be alive to show us! I know electrons go for least resistance, but what are they following? veins, nerves? ...

IIRC such high voltages go mainly outside a conductor. The markings on the woman seem small, compared to what I have seen done by lightning (blasting trees), but I'm no expert. The fractal structure of the wound is amazing.

robtillaart: The markings on the woman seem small, compared to what I have seen done by lightning (blasting trees)

Um if she got hit by one similar to the one that hit your tree...

You think she would be sitting up? :astonished: or living? :astonished:

cjdelphi: Um if she got hit by one similar to the one that hit your tree...

You think she would be sitting up? :astonished: or living? :astonished:

Suggestion is that she was near the strike.

Lightning and associated phenomena ("ball lightning") does some strange things. Doesn't always follow where you think it would. Skating over surfaces is one of those.