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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder

Thunder is the sound caused by lightning. Depending on the distance and nature of the lightning, thunder can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble (brontide). The sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightning produces rapid expansion of the air surrounding and within a bolt of lightning. In turn ...

www.bowdoin.edu/~dfrancis/askanerd/thunderLightening

Jun 16, 1999 ... I've heard that thunder really comes first but that because lightning travels faster than sound, it always appears that lightning comes first. ... Here's what happens: When you walk across a carpet floor or pet a dog, or anything like that, the rubbing motion actually strips electrons away from one surface and ...

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Static charges are always "looking" for the first opportunity to "escape," or discharge. ... Although this phase of a lightning strike is too rapid for human eyes, this slow-motion video shows it happening. ... We can estimate the distance of the lightning by counting how many seconds it takes until we hear the thunder. It takes ...

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He also dictated that whenever the God of Thunder stroke the Earth, he must let the Goddess of Lightning release light first to distinguish the right from wrong and prevent injustice. The above is just a Chinese legend. In nature, a lightning flash and the associated thunder occur at almost the same time in a thunderstorm.

www.scienceforums.net/topic/102122-which-occurs-first-lightning-or-thunder

Jan 4, 2017 ... Once the lightening disappears, the hole collapses and reverts back inwards. The resulting sound is thunder. Light travels at a rate of 186,282 miles per second, allowing the human eye to see a flash of lightning immediately as it happens. Sounds travels at the much slower rate of 1,087 feet, or one-fifth of a ...

www.reference.com/science/comes-first-thunder-lightning-731d9a095b518251

Though it is theoretically possible to hear thunder and then see lightning, lightning actually causes thunder, so it has to come first. Thunder is the noise that's caused by the sound of the rapid...

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It might be fun to keep track of the first thunder and lightning of the year. What day do you first ... This means that you see lightning pretty much when it happens. When lightning strikes ... So, if you time how long it takes to hear thunder after you see lightning, you can find out how far away the lightning struck. Use a watch or ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Which+Happened+First+Thunder+or+Lightning&v=G7hFbtCE_L8
Dec 11, 2012 ... Meteorologist Mark Elliot takes to the streets once again, testing your knowledge of all things weather. In this segment innocent bystanders tackle the myste...

www.quora.com/Which-comes-first-lightning-or-thunder-Which-do-we-perceive-first

Lightning and thunder occur at the same time. The lightning stroke displaces a small volume of air, and when the stroke is completed, the air rushes back into the space the stroke of lightning occupied - that is where the crack of thunder occurs, along the very lightning stroke's path. But though the light and sound actually ...