What is the biggest lightning strike on earth?
The largest lightning Storm on earth is the one in Martinez, CA it hit 10.93 lightning bolt's.
Lightning strikes earth 138 million times.
lightning strikes about 6002 times in a minute on earth.
Over 100 lightning bolts strike the earth each second Lightning strikes somewhere on Earth 100 times a second!
No. Lightning has been detected on Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn.
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Since the lightning does not strike any part of Earth's surface, Earth will not receive any damage from the lightning strike, since clouds and Earth's surface are not linked in any way.
At one strike of lightning, the Earth will burn.
Lightning does not strike backwards, from the ground to the sky. It only moves in one direction, from the sky to the ground. By striking backwards, do you mean can the Earth give off a lightning bolt to the clouds? No.
Generally circuit breaker is not designed to trip off in the event of lightning. The system has lightning arrestors which reroute the lightning effect to earth instantly. If there are no lightning arrestors then the equipment are likely to fail upon a lightning strike.
Theres an average of over 3,150,000,000 lightning strikes a year.
Lightning strikes the earth an estimated 100 times every second.
at least 100
Roughly 100 times per second.
Each lightning "strike" is typically many (perhaps a hundred) bursts of electrons moving in ever longer paths from the earth to a cloud or between clouds. It is rare for a lightning bolt to strike the same location on different occasions but lightning rods will conduct electricity and many have done so for a great number of lightning strikes.
Lightning does strike ships.
Yes. Lightning CAN strike anything.
By getting it to strike something else instead. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning Rod to do this. It diverts the lightning to the earth through a good metal conductor when placed higher than the house and planted in the earth/ground.
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, the metal bodywork will ground to earth any lightning strike, anybody inside the car will be quite safe.
The first lightning on Earth probably struck a little more than 4 billion years ago when Earth became cool enough to support storm clouds. There was no life on Earth at this time, so it is impossible to know exactly when the first lightning ocurred.
Yes, Lightning can strike many times, it can strike in the same place twice!
The Earth gets hit approximately 140 million times a year by lightning. Most strike harmlessly but many result in property damage and even death.
In addition to providing a conducting path to ground in case a lightning strike occurs, lightning rods also reduce the number of lightning strikes by reducing the static charge build-up in the atmosphere around the building. The pointed end of the rod creates an attraction point for the excess charge and siphons it to ground, reducing the charge difference between the cloud and the building. If you get a chance to deal with a small… Read More
Nothing is hotter than a struck of a lightning bolt because it is five times hotter than the sun. A strike of a lightning bolt is 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit
The Lightning Strike was created on 2008-10-24.
electricity is electrons jumping to protons. So when you see a lightning strike it is actually thousands of electrons jumping to Earth
A lightning arrester (or lightning rod) works by providing a low resistance path to earth. This directs a lightning strike down the side of a building instead of it spreading through the electrical system.
Lightning can strike rubber although it is not a good conductor of electricity.
Lightning can strike at any time of day or night.
Lightning can strike anywhere and it is certain that over geological time ALL places on Earth have been struck more than once. In cases where something on the surface may build up an electrical charge at a point (eg a lightening rod) then the lightning will certainly strike it much more frequently. Also if one films a SINGLE lightning strike at high speed, it is clear that what we see as a single strike is… Read More
Yes. Lightning can strike just about anything. Since aluminum conducts electricity, it can even attract lightning.
Trains, like many other objects, do get struck by lightning. Usually, this is a minor matter. Trains are large metallic objects that are extremely well grounded in the electrical sense, so even the rather large current of a lightning strike can flow directly through the train to the tracks and to the Earth with no consequence. There are exceptions and there are cases where a lightning strike has resulted in a power failure on a… Read More
Lightning can strike at any time of day or night. Worldwide there are about 100 lightning strikes every second.
Although many lightning flashes are simply cloud-to-cloud, there are as many as 9,000,000 reported lightning strikes that damage buildings, trees, and other objects every year. Worldwide, it is estimated that of an annual 1.4 billion lightning bolts, 25% (more than 350 million) will strike the Earth's surface or objects on the surface. The vast majority of these strikes, however, occur in the tropics, and in unpopulated areas. 100 times per second; Lightning can strike over… Read More
That depends on the power of the strike, not all trees die after a lightning strike.
Absolutely lightning will strike a boat, aluminum, steel, fiberglass or wood it does not matter.
No they mostly strike the US but lightning strikes everywhere
Florida has the the highest lightning strike density in the USA. There are about 8 million lightning strikes around the world each day. The odds of being struck by lightning in your life are 5000 to 1. The earth is struck by lightning 100 times each second.
After a lightning strike, wait in your car until the storm is over. Then, get out of the car if the conditions are safe.
because of the heat of the lightning strike and the electricity going throught it it causes a fire
Lightning not only can strike the same place twice, it frequently does.
it is closest to the lightning
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… Read More
No, lightning can occur within the clouds themselves, I'm not certain how but I know lightning doesn't always strike the ground, that I can say.
Lightning tends to strike tall objects such as trees. When lightning does strike a tree it can kill or injure people and animals underneath it.
Lightning can strike upwards, from the ground to the sky, and it can also strike downwards, from one cloud to another, or from one part of a cloud to another part. (see: http://www.answers.com/topic/lightning)
sometimes they are used interchangeably but technically a Lightning storm involves visible lightning bolts striking the earth. A thunderstorm on the other hand just involves the sound thunder, although thunder may be the sound of lighting striking but the lightning may not be visible or strike the earth directly so the proper name would be thunderstorm in this example.
There is no "most deadly lightning strike". Lightning either kills or doesn't.
The lightning strike can get up to 30,000 Celsius which is 6 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, the distance to lightning strike will be ZERO, but then you won't care at the time.