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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Types of Lightning and Beautiful Places in the World in Lightning Parade

Most People are not actually afraid of lightning. They just tend to be scared because of the quivering and shivering thunder.


Lightning are spectacular scenario when captured on camera but in reality lightning are dangerous, lightning kill.



Lightning is a natural phenomenon that occurs anywhere else in the world. A leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 220,000 km/h and can reach temperature approaching 30,000 °C, hot enough to fuse silica sand into glass channels known as fulgurites. There are approximately 16 million lightning storms in the world every year.

Atlanta, USA


This is a magnificent view of lightning from Atlanta City in Georgia. Lightning bolts hitting Atlanta skyscrapers.

Delhi, India


This awesome moment which was captured in camera showcases a lightning that strikes near India Gate, New Delhi. Delhi receives much of its rainfall during the monsoon season which lasts from July to September.

Galunggung, Indonesia


This amazing photo shows a lightning that strikes during the eruption of the Galunggung, Volcano, Indonesia in 1982.

Lombok, Indonesia


During volcanic eruptions, volcanic material thrust high into the atmosphere can trigger lightning Volcanic Lightning or Dirty Thunderstorm. The best example is the picture taken during the eruption of Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia in 1995.

Banska Bystrica, Slovakia


This photo depicts a lightning striking Sucha Hora transmitter as seen from Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.

Athens, Greece


The above photo that shows a double lightning is taken from a balcony during a storm in Glyfada-Athens, Greece.

Victoria, Australia


This spectacular photo of lightning which was photographed in Victoria, Australia is an example of a cloud-to-cloud lightning. It was taken in November 2008.

Swift Creek, Australia


This amusing photo of lightning is another example of a cloud-to-cloud lightning was photographed in Swifts Creek, Australia.



This type of lightning is called Heat Lightning. It was photographed near Louisville, Kentucky.

Darwin, Australia


A lightning strikes southwest of Darwin, NT, Australia.

Toronto, Canada


This impressive photo of lightning was photographed in Toronto, Canada. This kind of lightning is called cloud-to-ground lightning.

Paris, France

The photo shows a lightning striking the Eiffel Tower. It was taken in 1902. This is one of the earliest photographs of lightning in an urban setting.




The different types of naturally occurring lightning:

a.) Cloud-to-ground Lightning

-Bead Lightning
It is a type of cloud-to-ground lightning which is characterized by a bolt that breaks into dotted lines as it fades.

-Staccato Lightning
It is a cloud to ground lightning strike which is a short-duration stroke that appears as a single very bright flash and often has considerable branching.

-Ribbon Lightning
It is viewed as parallel streaks of light.

-Forked Lightning
It is a type of lightning in which visible branches are present.

b.) Cloud-to-cloud Lightning

-Sheet Lightning
It is an informally applied name to cloud-to-cloud lightning that exhibits a diffuse brightening of the surface of a cloud caused by the actual discharge path being hidden

-Heat Lightning
It is a common name for a lightning flash that appears to produce no thunder because it occurs too far away for the thunder to be heard.

c.) Ground-to-cloud Lightning

Ground-to-cloud lightning is a lightning discharge between the ground and a cumulonimbus cloud initiated by an upward-moving leader stroke.

d.) Upper-atmospheric Lightning

-Blue Jets
It is a cone-shaped burst that spring forth from the center of a thunderstorm.

-Elves Lightning
These are bursts of light shaped like a doughnut or saucer.

-Red Sprites
This is characterized as a dim, reddish-colored burst.

e.) Ball Lightning
Its appearance is like a fiery glowing ball which is usually in red, yellow, or orange which floats several feet above the ground.

f.) Triggered Lightning

-Dirty Thunderstorm
A Dirty Thunderstorm occurs when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume.

See also other spectacular phenomena 


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