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Re: very long sparks
> Also, what the HECK is that big ball of light at the top of the left
> power line tower? It seems too bright to be ordinary glare or
> relfection.
Probably a light on top of the tower...
>
> As for determining scale, the best indicator I see is at the bottom
> right of the transmitting tower. There appears to be a one-story
> entrance/lobby to the base of the round tower. If one figures it would
> be about 12 feet tall, then one can estimate the height of the tower
> fairly accurately. I show about 8.5 x or 8.5 x 12 feet or almost
> exactly 100 ft. The straight line distance from the spark start on the
> tower to where the spark goes off the photo is 2x the tower height, or
> about 200 ft. Assuming the spark really did hit the power lines, and
> extending the fence off the edge of the photo, and assuming the lines
> run parallel to it, there is about 50 ft of spark not caught in the
> photo. So total estimated spark length is about 250ft. Of course this
> is assuming the spark is at a 90deg angle. If it's more or less than
> that, the spark length is higher.
Which all meshes with the 100+ meters quoted in the caption..