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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What a Show!


















We had a spectacular lightning show last night. Ted captured some of it on his camera, which was not an easy task! However, photographing our grand-ones has probably helped to increase his rapid response time!


Lightening facts:

--A lightning flash is no more than one inch wide.
--The temperature of a lightning flash is 15,000 to 60,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hotter than the surface of the sun (9,000 degrees Fahrenheit).
--A stroke of lightning moves about 62,000 miles per second--one-third the speed of light.
--A single lightning flash carries an electric current as high as 300,000 amperes. For comparison, electrical wiring in a house carries 20 or 30 amperes.
--The Guinness Book of World Records lists Roy Sullivan of Virginia as the human being struck by lightning the most times: seven. This is one record you don't want to beat!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Wow! Great pics! I didn't even attempt any! too bad! They look great! :-)