The Earth’s Furies: Lightning

Every year, 30 million bolts of lightning hit the earth. No zone is spared. So what is the best defence? Which are the most dangerous places? How can you survive being struck by lightning? And why are certain geographical areas increasingly affected? 

Thunder, lightning bolts. Forces of nature experienced by all of us. Storms are a natural phenomenon that take place in a specific set of conditions. Lightning can take different forms and not all forms will necessarily strike the ground.  It can cover kilometres in the sky and pass from one cloud to another. We examine how electric fields are formed inside clouds and how lightning determines its target on the ground.


  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 52
  • Production: Eclectic
  • Director: Alex Gary, Richard Poisson
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP, GER
  • Country of production: France


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