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1929 - discharge from artificial lightning from the 5,000,000-volt lightning generator

LIGHTNING VOLTAGES

E&MP 72.016

Artificial Lightning

May 4, 1929

A discharge from artificial lightning from the 5,000,000-volt lightning generator at the Pittsfield Works of the G.E. Company.

Five million volts will jump about 15 feet between sharp points. Exact distance depends on wave shape.

 

 

 

 

also published on the March 17, 1928 cover of Science News-Letters
reference 3,600,000 VOLTS page 162

March 17, 1928 cover of Science News-Letters

 

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Original Caption by Science Service
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