Create a new account

It's simple, and free.

Lightning

Lightning is one of the worlds most beautiful phenomenon’s. Lightning is produced when the friction in the cloud starts to charge parts of the cloud (top ® proton, bottom ® negative). As the clod approaches earth objects on the surface become negatively charged. Since negative and positive charges attract, the negative charge moves towards the ground just as the positive charge from the ground moves up to meet it. Objects on the ground reach out to the cloud by a positive “streamer.” From this meeting an electrical discharge happens several times, this produces lightning and thunder. This discharge is natures way of trying to neutralize the charge separation. The most normal time for it to happen is when the earth’s surface becomes warmed. There are many different types of lightning each with its own special look. Here are just a few of God’s wonders: Ball lightning This type of lightning is very unusual. It is not very often caught in a picture or should I say never, that is how rare this mysterious type of lightning is. It appears during thunderstorms and is described as being a floating, illuminated sphere. The only real source of information on this wonder is from eye witnesses. It can be quiet or it could produce a loud cracking hissing noise. It could last for a long time or it could come and go and you wouldn’t know the difference. Evan today, ball lightning remains a mystery . Heat Lightning This type of lightning appear in thunder clouds, the flashes are created by lightning bolts. The thunder clouds that heat lightning is in is more then 10 miles away. It is called heat lightning because it appears more frequently in hot summer nights when the sky is clear. The bolts often seem orange because the air molecules and dust particles in the atmosphere refract the light from the bolt. High-altitude Lightning This a new type of lightning which was discovered. This type of lightning goes on...

Page 1 of 3 Next >

Related Essays:

Loading...
APA     MLA     Chicago
Lightning. (1969, December 31). In DirectEssays.com. Retrieved 14:13, October 01, 2014, from http://www.megaessays.com/viewpaper/90636.html