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Lightning strike

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A lightning strike is an electric discharge between the atmosphere and an earth- bound object. ..... A person injured by lightning does not carry an electrical charge, and can be safely handled to ap...

Where will lightning strike? | Science News for Students

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Sep 16, 2014 ... Around the world, lightning occurs about 100 times every second of every day. Most of those strikes don't touch anyone. But lightning does ...

NWS Lightning Safety: Five Ways Lightning Strikes People

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A side flash (also called a side splash) occurs when lightning strikes a taller ... Metal does not attract lightning, but it provides a path for the lightning to follow.

Why does lightning strike from the ground-up? - Earth Science Stack ...

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Apr 27, 2014 ... The enlightening image below is of a lightning strike slowed down at ... Why does this final "ground-up" strike occur and why is it so much ...

Where Are You Most Likely To Get Struck By Lightning? | The ...

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Mar 13, 2014 ... It's no surprise that the top five, which each saw more than 50 lightning strikes between 1995 and 2011, were in the south. “In the United States, ...

Think Lightning Strikes Most Frequently in Florida? Think Again ...

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Apr 1, 2015 ... You might be surprised to find out where the lightning capital of the world is located. ... Where Does Lightning Strike the Most?

11 crazy facts about getting struck by lightning (and how to avoid it ...

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Jul 23, 2015 ... Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most ... Where in the world does lightning strike the most? Is it safe to ...

Lightning Myths - Lightning always strikes the tallest object

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TRUTH: Lightning can strike just about anywhere! ... The lightning hit the ground only 50 feet away from the metal light pole on the ... What does all this mean?

Lightning Strikes to Trees - Storm Highway

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Interesting things happen when lightning strikes a tree. Some trees escape ... And since water is a better electrical conductor than wood, lightning striking a tree tends to travel just underneath the bark. ... Does it go up or down? A detailed  ...

Lightning FAQ - What happens when lightning strikes a house?

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AT RIGHT: Lightning strikes a tree and house in Charleston, West Virginia in 1998. ... Such a structure does not provide a person with good lightning protection ...

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Severe Weather 101: Lightning FAQ

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Does lightning strike from the sky down, or the ground up? The answer is both. Cloud-to-ground lightning comes from the sky down, but the part you see comes  ...

How to Avoid Being Struck by Lightning - Strike...How to Avoid Being ...

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Lightning strikes the tallest object (the tree) and down the side of the tree the ... I can't be sure why lightning does this but in anycase, don't stand on a beach ...

geophysics - Where does the energy of a lightning strike go ...

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Mar 13, 2013 ... Lightning contains a lot of energy, so where does this energy go after lightning has hit the ground? Does it travel all the way to the core?