Asked by Merlin Ankunding Thunderstorms and LightningMeteorology and Weather
Thunderstorms and Lightning
Meteorology and Weather
Why doesn’t lightning travel in a straight line?
February 05, 2020 4:01PM
So it’s kind of a complicated process, but here’s the two-sentence version: Lightning is an electric current that takes the path of least resistance from the base of a cloud to the ground. Since the air it travels through is not uniform—variations in things like temperature, humidity, and pollutants determine how resistant air is to the charge—the lightning has to zig and zag to stay on that path.
February 14, 2020 5:54PM
Lightning basically tries to find the path of least resistance as it travels down to the ground. But this is not always a straight because air is not a perfect mixture.
A more mind blowing quetions would be how does lightning know which is the path of least resistance.
A more mind blowing quetions would be how does lightning know which is the path of least sesistance.
February 12, 2020 3:49PM
lightning is basically tries to find a path with least resistance as it travels down to the ground
February 12, 2020 5:24PM
i dont know i dont wanna know and i dont wanna answer you or any more of your pointless questions