by Oliver Schlenczek, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
Very close (< 100 m) lightning strike observed during a nighttime thunderstorm in Mainz, Germany. The small upward branch on the left side of the left channel might be an upward streamer. No fire was caused by this lightning strike, but electronic devices were damaged.
Oliver Schlenczek (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)