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Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during an electrical storm. ..... A positive lightning bolt can strike anywhere within several miles of the anvil of the .... Since the soun...

How wide is lightning? | Reference.com

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The channel of a lightning bolt is only about the width of a pencil, or less than half an inch. However, a lightning bolt appears to be hundreds of feet in length and ...

Lightning Facts and Statistics - WeatherImagery

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Feb 18, 2007 ... The average lightning bolt is 6 miles long, although Cape Canaveral ... The thickness of a lightning bolt is about the size of a silver dollar. It only ...

Answers archive: Lightning science - USATODAY.com

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Q: What is the size of the average lightning bolt? A: According to lightning expert Martin Uman of the University of Florida's Lightning Resarch Group, the ...

What is the average size of a lightning bolt? - Questions & Answers ...

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Aug 21, 2010 ... According to the University of Florida's Lightning Research Group, the size of the typical lightning bolt is about an 1” wide and 5 miles in length.

unusual lightning facts - Stormwise

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How big around is a typical lightning bolt? Answer: About the size of a Quarter to Half-Dollar! Lightning looks so much wider than it really is just because its light ...

Lightning - HyperPhysics

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Williams says a typical lightning bolt bridges a potential difference (voltage) of several ... Most measurements have been in the range 5,000 to 20,000 amps but a ...

can you measure the diameter of a lightning bolt and why does ...

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Nov 13, 2014 ... Question: can you measure the diameter of a lightning bolt and why does lightning ... The bolt is not as wide as it appears when illuminated.

How bright is lightning?, How fast does lightning travel?, How wide ...

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How wide is a lightning bolt? Because of the intense glow of light that is emitted from lightning bolts, they may appear much wider than they actually are.

Have scientists ever measured the length of lightning bolts?

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Sep 13, 2011 ... Lightning bolts can be incredibly long — and surprisingly short, too. Dr. Martin Uman, a University of Florida lightning expert, says "sparks" only ...

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A standard (although somewhat archaic) unit of measurement utilized by surveyors is the ... Okay, seriously -- the width of a lighting bolt is pretty small; somewhere between the thickness of a pencil and your thumb. It looks wider to our eyes ...

Lightning - Review Questions - National Weather Service Southern ...

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1 thousand volts/30 million amps d. 30 million volts/100 thousand e. Lightning is too powerful to measure accurately. 2. How wide is the average lightning bolt?

Lightning

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Apr 10, 2000 ... Spectacular, powerful, and sometimes deadly, lightning is one of the most ... strokes are so fast the eye sees a single flickering lightning bolt. ... All of this energy is contained in a channel about the width of a human thumb.