Lightning by julianneovie


Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs typically during a thunderstorm. This discharge occurs between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between two clouds (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning).

When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud. This is like a static electricity sparks you see, but much bigger. Most lightning happens inside a cloud, but sometimes it happens between the cloud and the ground.

Is it safe to use an umbrella during a thunderstorm?
Metal doesn't attract lightning. Even a lightning rod doesn't—it can only conduct lightning, should a bolt happen to strike nearby. People who are zapped while holding a golf club or listening to an iPod are just in the wrong place at the wrong time—and that's anywhere outside during a thunderstorm.

What should you not do during a lightning storm?
Do not unplug any devices during a lightning storm, as the strike could be transferred to you. Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls. Most concrete has a wire mesh which can conduct electricity. Stay out of the bathtub or shower, and avoid indoor swimming pools.

Can you get struck by lightning in your shower?
The National Weather Service urges the public to avoid hopping in the shower during a lightning storm in the event that a bolt strikes one of your home's water pipes and electrifies your bathroom. Just as the National Weather Service warns, it's safe to shower only once thunderstorms have passed you by.
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January 31st, 2019  
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January 31st, 2019  
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January 31st, 2019  
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