Why Is Lightning Red?


Lightning in the distant can appear to a person to be red or orange the same way the setting sun does. This is due to moisture, haze, dust, etc. in the lower levels of the atmosphere. The light that is emitted by lightning has a similar visible spectrum as sunlight, this means that the atmosphere will shift the colors of both in the same way given there is enough distance between the lightning and the observer.
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Lightning is not red - lightning is white.
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If there is dust in the air, or rain, smog, smoke etc, it can make lightning appear various colours. The effect is best at long distances. If lighting strikes an object like a tree,
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