Lightning is the result of air molecules being superheated (up to approximately 54,000° F, or six times the surface temperature of the sun!) by a massive surge of electricity. As such, lightning is always visible if you're close enough, though it may be obscured by opaque and semi-opaque materials such as clouds, smoke, soot, heavy snow, tornadic debris, etc.
As a general rule of thumb, if you're close enough to hear the thunderclap, you were probably close enough to see the lightning. (And if you can hear thunder, you're at risk of being struck by lightning, so take shelter immediately.)
Lightning happens when the negative charges (electrons) in the bottom of the cloud are attracted to the positive charges (protons) in the ground.
Lightning is seen when it discharges its energy.
Of course. Any source of light can be reflected from a mirror. The lightning itself will not reflect from a mirror.
Lightning would be one.And the sparks of static electricity you see are too.
Lightning is static electricity.
Lightning rods provide an earthed conduit for the charge to flow along. The energy moves through the rod, through the attached cable and into the ground, dissipating with no ill effects. This as opposed to going through the house or building and setting parts on fire or destroying the circuitry.
1) Formation of a precipitate 2) Usually there is a colour change. 3)Neutralization reactions (also a double displ. reaction) involving an acid and a base form water which is a clue.
Lightning forms in clouds.
Cumulonimbus clouds form lightning
Lightning can be used as a noun (bolt of lightning) or an adjective (lightning fast). It is not a verb, so it does not have a past tense form.
It isn't the lightning, but the rain, which promotes the growth of mushrooms.
No. Since tornadoes form in thunderstorms they are usually accompanied by lightning, but they do not actually cause lightning.
Benjamin Franklin was the first person to prove that lightning is a form of electricity.
a lightning form when cold air mass pushes warm air mass up because of this hard reaction it forms lightning. this is called cold air mass.
Tornadoes don't actually have lightning in them, but they are frequently accompanied by lightning because tornadoes form during thunderstorms.
Lightning is a form of electromagnetic energy. It is a massive electrostatic discharge of light particles between the atmosphere and the Earth.
thunder comes after the lightning. so, the lightning is related to how thunders are form. when lightning strikes, it warms the air surrounded to it. then, when the hot air meets and crash with each other, they make a noise.
No. Thunder is the sound produced by lightning. Lightning is a form of electricity.