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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
The width of the channel in which the current flows during a lightning strike is
about 1cm (0,4 inches).
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.
Sep 13, 2011 ... Dear Tom,Have scientists ever measured the length of lightning bolts? If so, what
is the longest ever measured?—Bill Ooms, AlsipDear Bill ...
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 ...