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Submitted: 11/28/2011
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#26 - AlysaJM (11/28/2011) [-]
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It's like the feelings leading up to an orgasm....
User avatar #6 - dapop (11/28/2011) [+] (4 replies)
I´ve got a question: When the lightining strikes and when it hits the land does is go back up or it was another lightining?
User avatar #7 to #6 - Skrufymunky (11/28/2011) [-]
A cloud to ground lightning strike begins (if there is enough electric potential) with a very faint negatively charged channel (called a stepped leader) emerging from the bottom of the storm cloud. As it heads toward the ground, the electrons within that channel branch out in many directions in steps of about 50 meters (160 feet)in length.

On the ground, positive charges begin building up below the stepped leader and since opposite charges attract each other, these positive charges begin heading up to meet the negative stepped leader.

When they connect to each other, a channel is established and more electrons begin flowing downward.

Next a "return stroke" of positive charges flow up this channel and create the bright flash we see as lightning.

All of the above takes place in just one millionth of a second. The channel carries a tremendously strong electric potential of about 100 million volts.

A 100 million volt lightning bolt is associated with what is called "negative lightning" because negative charges are transferred from the bottom of the cloud down to the ground. However, there is also "positive lightning", lightning that originates from the top of a storm cloud.

It is important to remember that negative charges tend to reside toward the bottom of the cloud, while positive charges reside at the top.

Positive lightning can carry as many as 1 billion volts. Luckily, such lightning accounts for only 5% of all lightning.
#33 - robertito (11/28/2011) [-]
**robertito rolled a random image** I haven't seen this before..
#32 - herrdouchebag (11/28/2011) [-]
That was beautiful.
That was beautiful.
#28 - yungrampage (11/28/2011) [-]
Bitch please
#62 - plutobr (11/29/2011) [+] (3 replies)
Lightning in slowmotion?

the **** ?

what kind of lightspeed alian camera can capture this?
#59 - hightime (11/29/2011) [-]
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#1 - proughboy (11/28/2011) [+] (2 replies)
I have the weirdest boner right now
#2 to #1 - tututooter (11/28/2011) [-]
**tututooter rolled a random image** your boner
#22 - confiscatedwallet (11/28/2011) [-]
...that was awesome!
#76 - drbubbles (11/29/2011) [-]
Sweet.
Sweet.
#54 - anon (11/29/2011) [+] (1 reply)
that was shocking yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
User avatar #55 to #54 - joshofsouls ONLINE (11/29/2011) [-]
Logging out to post another version of the comment you already failed at?
REALLY?

Jesus ******* christ this is the kind of thing that makes people think you're retarded.
User avatar #24 - FroshWeek (11/28/2011) [-]
Gave that bitch a path of least resistance.
Bitches love a path of least resistance.
#91 - Howoriginalisthis (11/29/2011) [-]
you're welcome
you're welcome
User avatar #60 - princetrollio (11/29/2011) [+] (13 replies)
WHAT THE ******* HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I POSTED THIS LAST MONTH AND IT GOT -4 thumbS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS ******** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
User avatar #14 - anonemous (11/28/2011) [-]
I like sparky things!!
#99 - EpicMoffin (11/29/2011) [+] (1 reply)
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#78 - xlilevilangelx (11/29/2011) [-]
**xlilevilangelx rolled a random image** MFW
#48 - serashalo (11/29/2011) [-]
how long do you think they had to wait for that to happen? Weeks, Months, Years?  
  
<<< semi related
how long do you think they had to wait for that to happen? Weeks, Months, Years?

<<< semi related
#45 - mojokingz (11/28/2011) [-]
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