Lightning bolt during the launch of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission
The photograph captured a view of a lightning bolt during the launch of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center. The silhouetted structure is the mobile launch tower. This electrical discharge between clouds and the ground took place at about 36.5 seconds after liftoff when the Apollo 12 space vehicle was about 6,000 feet atltutde.
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