Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge accompanied by a sound known as thunder.



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  • How far are we from the lightning strike if 5 seconds elapse between seeing the flash and hearing the thunder?
  • Who was the first to prove that clouds were electrically charged?
  • Who was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology?
  • What is formed in the air during a lightning strike?
  • How many lightning flashes occur annually in the Earth's atmosphere?
  • In the temperate zones, in which season do most lightning strikes occur?
  • Which statement is true of cloud-to-ground lightning?
  • What causes thunder according to modern science?
  • What is true of storm clouds?
  • Which force controls the motion of the ice crystals in the storm cloud?
  • What is ionisation?
  • To what temperature can a bolt of lightning heat up the surrounding air?
  • Which statement is true?
  • Which statement is false?
  • Where is it safe to stay during a lightning storm?
  • What property is characteristic of a lightning conductor?
  • Which one is a light phenomenon occurring above the clouds?


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