I'm not sure if this question belongs here or in the classical physics section. So please forgive me if it is in the wrong place. My question is can a lightning strike, that originates from the sky directly above and unto a grounded target, be evaded with speeds less than the speed of the lightning itself? For instance, let's say the instant lightning from the clouds forms in order to strike a target directly below it the target moves. Can the target actually evade the strike with sufficient speed but less than the speed of the lightning itself? If so then how fast (in average speed) move a target be traveling if say the lightning is formed about 4000meters directly above the target?