Lightning: a step-by-step process

by david on May 21, 2008 · 0 comments

in Interactive Graphics, Multimedia Journalism

Lightning: a step-by-step process

Capable of lighting up the night sky, a lightning strike is the result of complex interactions of electrical charges within a thunderstorm. Lightning can pack an electrical punch of 1 billion volts and can heat the air it travels through to over 50,000°F — five times the temperature of the sun’s surface!

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