Does lightning ever strike the same place twice?
Yes it can. Tall buidings have lightning conductors which are hit several times every year. It is estimated that there are 8,000,000 lightning strikes every day.
Not only does it hit the same place more than once, several people have been hit more than once.
Sometimes in Florida where they have a lot of lightning and they have tree nurseries They have trees called lightning trees. These trees don't get sold they are there because they have been struck by lightning before which means they are one of the tallest trees in the grove they are there so they can attract lightning so the lightning doesn't strike other trees. So if your out in an open field every time when it is raining and lightning is going on too, you may get struck more than once.
It can and often has.
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Answer . No,it can fall dozens of time in the same place.. Go to starryskies.com /Artshtml/dln/5-00/lightening.html or wvlightning.com /lmwn1a.shtml. Depending on your interpretation of the myth, it can be true, there has never been a recorded instance where a lightning hit in the same way …rather than the more famous interpretation of the end position. (MORE)
lightning looks for the quickest route to the ground so that it can have a neutral charge as right now it has a negative charge, the ground is willing to except the electrons, so after the lightning hits the objects it goes down into the ground
Answer #1: . Yes it does, that's why people install metal sticks on houseroofs. in that way lightning makes it in the same place. ==== Answer #2: An old legend says that "Lightning never strikes twice in the sameplace". But the truth is that if you're a tall building or a radio tower, thenlig…htning can easily strike you hundreds of times. (MORE)
Yes, pretty much always. Does it occur often? Probably not. This is the same as tornadoes hitting the same place twice, or lightning even.
Yes it does and I'm glad you asked that question because it is the biggest myth that lightning doesn't strike the same place more than once.
Yes. it can and it has. It is estimated that there are 8,000,000 lightning strikes every day. . Not only does it hit the same place more than once, several people have been hit more than once.
Fairly good, actually. For example, lightning strikes the Empire State Building several hundred times a year, because it's tall. Contrary to the old saying, lightning is really somewhat more likely to strike a place it's hit before. Whatever made it attractive to the lightning then is probably sti…ll true now. (MORE)
Lightning strikes the highest point first, whether it is a lightning rod, tree or telephone pole.
Large bolts of electricity coming from clouds. In some cases the bolt comes from the earth up to the cloud.
Lightning can (and sometimes does) strike twice in the same place.. it usually strikes three times in the same place it just apears to be one.
Lightning commonly strikes the same place many times. Lightning is static electricity, generated in the collisions between the clouds. The lightning wants to ground itself by striking something with a good electrical pathway to the earth. That could be a tall tree, or a steeple, or a house chimney, …or any tall object that will intercept the lightning strike and bring it to ground.. Lightning will strike twice if the same place it struck before is still a good, high, electrical path to the ground, and if no better places have been built. (MORE)
This is not true. Some places have been hit many times. The EmpireState Building, for example, is hit by lightning an average of 100times per year. If you looked at it from a simple perspective, mostspots are never hit by lightning, but one bolt does not affect thechances of another striking. So the… chances of the same spotgetting hit twice completely at random are extremely low. However, lightning is not completely random. Tall objects naturallyattract lightning, so objects such as towers and mountains tend tobe struck fairly frequently. (MORE)
Only once. After that, the place is no longer there. No, seriously, lightning may strike the same place many times. Some places are just natural lightning rods, like radio antennas on tall buildings. outcroppings of rock on mountains -- any place that a static charge is able to build uninterrupte…d. (MORE)
Many people (not necessarily scientiest or meteorologists) think that lightning will not strike the same place twice. So they say that it is rare for lightning to strick twice, meaning twice at the same place.. This term is used to imply something that is rare.
yes it can because the speed of light can go against the gravity and make a shocking slash of light crash to the ground 0000.01 seconds after the first strike. The electrical static and current cause it to hit the ground because there's a strong conductor that's pulling it down which is a problem be…cause it causes mayjor damage and fires, etc Dr.Lipshitz (MORE)
If your asking why does it strike at all, it's because of the negative charges the atrract the energy.. If your asking why does it strike at all, it's because of the negative charges the atrract the energy.
Lightning can strikes back at one place but it's just a very very small percentage about 0.00001 percent but it can happen it's not impossible.
Lightning often strikes the same place several times. The CN Tower in Toronto, which until recently was the world's tallest free-standing structure, gets hit by lightning up to 50 times a year. The higher an object is above the ground, the more likely it is to be struck by lightning.
Do NOT strike back. Lightning will kill you if you try to get revenge. Take the example of the Empire Strikes Back. look what happened to the Empire. they got blowed up in Return of the Jedi.
Yes it can. The original idea behind it not being able to is that what it initially hit, say a tree, will be destroyed so could not be hit again. Or that since it is hit by lightning it is now charged and will repolse a second strike. These two event don't have to happen. For instance metal objects,… buildings power lines and other things like this draw the electrical energy away quickly and can be struck many times in a short period (MORE)
Today in Milton Keynes we had three strides about 70 metres apart by about 10 minutes
One lightining bolt? No, the electricity can split and take two different paths from one source. So in a way they can, but in a technical sense they are 2 different bolts from the same source. Electric current is the flow of electrically charged particles. If some particles branch one way and the re…st of the particles branch another way they would actually be 2 separate bolts that shared the same path for part of their journey (MORE)
It can happen, depending on the show. For example, on The Price is Right , you can be on the show again after 10 years, and there have been contestants who have appeared on the show twice. On the other side of the spectrum, there was a contestant on Jeopardy! who appeared twice, and had his winni…ngs withheld due to the show's rules saying that you can't appear again if you've already appeared once on the current version of the show (note that contestants that have appeared on the Art Fleming version of the show can appear again on the current version, and it's happened before). (MORE)
Most likely. I've never seen it with my own eyes, but that's because it's just so rare. The empire state building and the sears tower get struck by lightning many times a year.
I see no reason why it should not strike twice in one place. This sounds more like an unconfirmed rumor than a scientific fact.
No, it's not impossible at all. No matter how tiny it is, there is such thing as light pressure from light shining on something, just like how we have air pressure, and water pressure. The pressure light exerts was calculated in 1903 - light from the sun exerts roughly one billionth of a pound pe…r square inch. Although this is miniscule, it is important for space probes, and is taken into account when calculating their flight paths. Actually moving an object through light pressure alone is a different matter, but, in theory it is possible. (MORE)
It usually does that because it's the highest thing around. .....When there is a point on a conductor charge can gather more there, causing the air around the conductor/lighting rod, to ionize....Ionized air allowed the flow of charge very easily so it will flow through the air to the rod and in…to the ground. A simple explaination is that it will strike the highest thing because it is the easiest and shortest path to the ground. (MORE)
1. Lightning is created by strong updrafts carrying rain to the top of the cloud causing friction with hail or ice creating an electrical charge, like static electricity. When the lighting is built up to a certain point it has to balance or equalize with the grounds charges. When lightning strikes …the air around the lightning bolt is six times the temperature of the surface of the sun, this creates thunder. (MORE)
The question is meaningless. It is a corrupt attempt to quote the old saw "Lightning never strikes the same place twice.", which in itself is wildly false.
No, hes a freaking celebrity that makes like 30 mill a year.. he doesnt wear the same clothes.
its a myth because i was struck by lightning three times in the same spot in 25 seconds. read about it in my book "Struck by lightning" by Stephen Person
It is possible for lightning to strike daily, if you have a storm system strong enough. For the second part of your question, the a single lightning strike that you see is actually made from multiple strikes that occur relatively at the same moment, and therefore make the "branches" to the single… lightning strike. If, instead, you're asking if it's possible for two lightning strikes to happen almost exactly 24 hours apart... yes, definitely. However, it would probably just be coincidence; there isn't anything "magical" going on here, other than that there was either one long-lasting or two separate storm systems passing through on consecutive days. (MORE)
Yes, in fact some places have been hit twice in the same day. On April 3, 1974 the towns of Tanner, Capshaw , and Harvest, Alabama were first hit by an F5 tornado, followed by an F4 (listed by some as F5) tornado barely 30 minutes later. In some places it was impossible to tell which tornado damage …what. (MORE)
Well, up to 100 tornadoes, can strike a large region not at the minute, but in a day or 2. It would be unusual for more than two tornadoes to strike an area as small as a city within a day end even more if they were simultaneous. Tornadoes are usually not very stable in close proximity to one anothe…r and will tend to merge together. (MORE)
There are two main factors in this. First, some regions, such as the Great Plains, and the South, tend to get a lot of tornadoes, so it is easy for the same area to be hit a few times. The other part of it is simply bad luck. If a place can be hit once, it can be hit again; the "lightning never stri…kes twice" rule doesn't really work. (MORE)
A lightning rod is grounded, meaning it connects to the ground, and the ground is the last place the charge flows to. It is absorbed into the planet Earth.
This isn't an idiom because it means exactly what it says. It is an old saying or proverb. Lightning doesn't seem to strike twice in any one spot, so people say that when they hope that something horrible isn't going to happen again.
No. It's a saying, basically meaning that rare events are unlikely to happen again. But lightning can strike the same place again. Lightning has no memory, and may well strike the same object repeatedly. No. Lightning can and often does strike the same place twice, especially if that place is a tal…l building or tower. (MORE)
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According to the year 2000 census, the odds of getting hit vary a ton. It depends on the time of the year, location, personal lifestyle, etc. A very very rough average chance of an American getting hit by lightning once within their lifetime (assume 80-year lifetime) is apparently 1/6250 based solel…y upon population and number of people hit. So the chance of getting hit twice by lightning would be 2.6x10 -8 . Seriously, don't worry about it. (MORE)
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Lightning Strikes Twice - 1951 was released on: USA: 12 April 1951 (New York City, New York) Sweden: 25 June 1951 Finland: 9 November 1951 Denmark: 17 March 1952 Portugal: 21 March 1952 Spain: 22 March 1964 (TV premiere)
A volcano is a geologic feature, not an event. An event in which avolcano produces lava or ash is a volcanic eruptions. Virtually allvolcanoes will erupt multiple times.
Lightning can strike anywhere and it is certain that overgeological time ALL places on Earth have been struck more thanonce. In cases where something on the surface may build up anelectrical charge at a point (eg a lightening rod) then thelightning will certainly strike it much more frequently. Also… if one films a SINGLE lightning strike at high speed, it isclear that what we see as a single strike is in fact many strikes,one after the other using the same ionised discharge path betweenthe sky and earth. So a single lightning bolt actually strikes thesame place more than once. (MORE)
Lightning Myths: Lightning never strikes the same placetwice . TRUTH: The old saying that ' lightning never strikes the same place twice ' is another myth thatany veteran storm observer or researcher has seen nature defy. Lightning can strike any location more thanonce..
Nope - lightning can strike the same place multiple times if theobject presents enough ionic attraction to ground the charge.
A tornado striking a given area does not change that area's chancesbe being hit again in the future. In some tornado outbreaks thesame location has been hit two or even three times in the same day.It is also possible, though rare, for a spot to be hit twice by thesame tornado. In order for this to h…appen the tornado must turnaround and cross its own path. Such instances are most likely tohappen with a slow-moving tornado. (MORE)
Fact - lightning can strike twice in the same place - which is partof what we rely on when installing lightning rods. However, when applied to an individual, that person makes sure thatit does not happen to them again. Another fact. (Although a few people have been struck multiple times bylightni…ng and lived to tell about it) (MORE)
Yes. When a tornado hits a location it does not change the chancesof it getting hit again.