Geography

Lightning, lightning and thunder


Lightning It is a high intensity electrical discharge that occurs in the atmosphere, between electrically charged regions, and can occur either within a cloud, between clouds or between cloud and earth.

The beam always comes with the lightning (intense emission of electromagnetic radiation also visible) and the Thunder (bang).

The basic difference between lightning and lightning is that lightning is used to designate any atmospheric electrical discharge (such as a discharge between one cloud and another, for example), while lightning is a discharge that occurs between the cloud and the lightning. ground. So it can be said that all lightning is lightning, but not all lightning is lightning.

Thunder is the noise or noise caused when lightning strikes the ground. The thunder itself, though frightening, does no harm to people. Of course, if the person is too close, 10 to 20 meters from the lightning strike, the air wave that propagates and causes thunder can hurl the victim at an object such as a tree or a wall, as well as cause some hearing damage. The same air wave can break glass and other sensitive surfaces.


Lightning bolts photographed in Toronto, Canada