Lightening Strike ~ Marana, AZ by Kimberly Chadwick

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Lightning is an atmospheric electrostatic discharge (spark) accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. From this discharge of atmospheric electricity, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 220,000 km/h (140,000 mph), and can reach temperatures approaching 30,000 °C (54,000 °F), hot enough to fuse silica sand into glass channels known as fulgurites which are normally hollow and can extend some distance into the ground. There are some 16 million lightning storms in the world every year. Lightning causes ionisation in the air through which it travels, leading to the formation of nitric oxide and ultimately, nitric acid, of benefit to plant life below.

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  • D Byrne
    D Byrneover 3 years ago

    That’s a healthy looking strike, nice work

  • Thank you Sir, I appreciate that!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleover 3 years ago

    I like it Kimberly. Great shot.

  • Thank you Alwyn~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • waynepearce
    waynepearceover 3 years ago

    i like it well done.

  • I appreciate that Wayne, thank you~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Great capture Kimberly!!

  • So good to see you Marvin, thank you!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 3 years ago

    super capture

  • Thank you very much Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Micci Shannon
    Micci Shannonover 3 years ago

    Awesome!!! Great timing!

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