Lightning Archive

Why And How Does A Lightning Strike?

Lightning and thunders always left me wondering as a kid. I would always wonder how my elders could look at the sky and predict the rain fall. Thunders and lightning were always fearsome. But it was in the later stages that I realised the science behind it. I know most of you would have had these questions. So why and how does a lightning strike? Even before we start discussing about it. First let us know what causes lightning. In monsoon we often get to see lightning followed by a thunder sound. The flashes of lightning are extremely intense and

FAQ about LIGHTNING

What is lightning? Lightning is the giant spark occurring between clouds. Lightning can occur between clouds, in the clouds or between clouds and earth. The electrical charges produced due to interaction between the current and air molecules produces this light. This light path is very fast and intense. How does the lightning strike the earth? Clouds are made up of number of small water droplets. Water cycle is the main reason for the formation of these water droplets. Thunders are caused by huge clouds. A cloud looks like black-blue carpet from the ground are the huge clouds which cause lightning.

The most commonly asked why’s in daily life??

If heavy objects sink in water, why does the boat made of heavy metal float? Have you ever wondered why a heavy meatal ship float but doesn’t sink? As a kid I was so fascinated to know why my paper boat would sink and why ships and boats doesn’t. It is the Buoyancy force which keeps the ships floating on water. The ship when on water always displaces lot of water. The displaced water pushes the ship upward. This force which pushes the ship upward is the Buoyancy force. The gravitational force pushes the ship downward and the buoyancy force