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Do you know anything about lightning?

I'm so curious as to why I can be surrounded by ultra-bright white lightning during a severe thunderstorm, but hear no thunder after many of the brightest flashes.

Anyone know anything about that? =0)

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Asked by art.diva at 8:28 PM on Apr. 24, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • cloud to cloud lightning
    no ground strike,no sound

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:29 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Cloud to cloud strikes still generate sound.

    What is probably happening is that you aren't able to judge the distance well in the storm and aren't associating the thunder with the strike generating it.

    Depending on how far away the strike is, it can be quite a while before the sound catches up.

    Answer by MyMyOhMy at 10:02 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Looks like you've gotten your answer! Lightning is pretty awesome!

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:18 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Here in FL, we get heat lightening, which is basically cloud to cloud lightening at night, but there is no thunder associated with it or rain. Maybe that's what you are seeing.

    Answer by slw123 at 8:30 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • lightning is amazing, we have had quite a few shows here lately.

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:52 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I was thinking heat lightening too.

    Answer by Jerichos_Mommy at 2:06 AM on May. 27, 2011

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