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Can lightning travel sideways?


  1. Can lightning travel sideways?
  2. What are the 4 types of lightning?
  3. What is the rarest type of lightning?
  4. What causes lightning to zigzag?
  5. Why is lightning sideways?
  6. Can lightning straight?
  7. Why is lightning shaped that way?
  8. What causes horizontal lightning?
  9. Why is lightning shaped like that?
  10. What does horizontal lighting mean?
  11. What are the 3 different types of lightning?

Can lightning travel sideways?

Perhaps the most dangerous lightning appears as "bolts from the blue" -- lightning that begins upward, but then moves sideways and then downward to hit the ground as much as three miles from a thunderstorm. About 90 percent of lightning occurs inside clouds and is not visible to the casual observer.

What are the 4 types of lightning?

Types of LightningCloud-to-Ground (CG) Lightning.Negative Cloud-to-Ground Lightning (-CG) Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning (+CG) Cloud-to-Air (CA) Lightning. Ground-to-Cloud (GC) Lightning. Intracloud (IC) Lightning.

What is the rarest type of lightning?

ball lightning, also called globe lightning, a rare aerial phenomenon in the form of a luminous sphere that is generally several centimetres in diameter. It usually occurs near the ground during thunderstorms, in close association with cloud-to-ground lightning.

What causes lightning to zigzag?

Lightning basically tries to find the path of least resistance as it travels down to the ground. But this is not always a straight line because air is not a perfect mixture. in the air, and so the resistance varies. As a result, lightning strikes are often observed in a zigzag pattern.

Why is lightning sideways?

When the voltage is between the cloud and the ground, the lightning flash moves toward the ground in order to discharge that potential. When the voltage is between one part of a cloud and another, it moves in that direction, which can be horizontal.

Can lightning straight?

straight lightning is extremely rare, indeed very rare. The atmosphere appears to have a high amount of moisture which suggests many small droplets may be in between the channel and our eyes. This will obscure any branches. But there is no evidence of ANY branching.

Why is lightning shaped that way?

Lightning is jagged because each leader forms independently of the others. Each place a lightning bolt zigs or zags is where one leader stopped and another one started. Each place a lightning bolt forks is where two separate leaders formed from the bottom end of a single leader above.

What causes horizontal lightning?

When the voltage is between the cloud and the ground, the lightning flash moves toward the ground in order to discharge that potential. When the voltage is between one part of a cloud and another, it moves in that direction, which can be horizontal.

Why is lightning shaped like that?

Lightning is jagged because each leader forms independently of the others. Each place a lightning bolt zigs or zags is where one leader stopped and another one started. Each place a lightning bolt forks is where two separate leaders formed from the bottom end of a single leader above.

What does horizontal lighting mean?

The horizontal measurement is known as the horizontal illuminance and is the amount of light that lands on a horizontal surface, such as a tabletop. The vertical measurement is know as the vertical illuminance and is the amount of light that lands on a vertical surface, such as a wall.

What are the 3 different types of lightning?

There are three common types of lightning: cloud to ground, cloud to cloud and cloud to air. Cloud to ground lightning is the most dangerous. The ground is mainly consisted of positively charged particles while the bottom of violent storm clouds have negative charged particles.



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