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Airplane passengers are the people most likely to be exposed to dark lightning. 00:22
Dark lightning is an invisible spray of x-rays and gamma rays that can occur at the same time as visible lightning. 00:49
There's approximately one dark lightning flash for every thousand visible lightning flashes. 01:54