In some cases you can see the lightning come up from the ground and meet the lightning from the clouds in the middle of the sky
@TheMultiOrgasmicMan, i thought that was the original thinking behind lightning, and once they took slowmo footage they learned it doesn't
@Captain Magma, Hmm. I'll have to look into that. I could've sworn I'd seen footage of lightning meeting somewhere in the middle, but now you make me question myself
@TheMultiOrgasmicMan, idk, you could be right. I cant remember either 😂
@TheMultiOrgasmicMan, yeah it doesn't come up from the ground, they figured that out! That was the original idea though
@BIessthefaII, I just checked myself and I guess it will either come from the ground or come from the sky, but not simultaneously. Ground to cloud lightning exists
@Captain Magma, Partly right. Ground to cloud lightning does exist
@TheMultiOrgasmicMan, 😃 i guess its just in which direction the electrons flow then. Counterintuitive, but thanks
@Captain Magma, right. From the National Severe Storms Library... "
@TheMultiOrgasmicMan, A typical cloud-to-ground flash lowers a path of negative electricity (that we cannot see) towards the ground in a series of spurts. Objects on the ground generally have a positive charge. Since opposites attract, an upward streamer is sent out from the object about to be struck. When these two paths meet, a return stroke zips back up to the sky. It is the return stroke that produces the visible flash, but it all happens so fast - in about one-millionth of a second - so the human eye doesn't see the actual formation of the stroke. "
@BIessthefaII, ...it is actually very complicated.
The clouds send down what is called a step ladder, which searches for the easiest path to the ground.
In some cases, the ground sends up what is called carona discharge. Which is something that occurs in many places, I.e. At night sometimes you can see a dim glow on power lines, that is carona discharge.
When the step ladder hits the ground, or a carona discharge, there is a path of low resistance the the ground. And you get a "lightning strike" that actually goes in short bursts. First the lowest few meters goes to the ground, then the region above that, and then above that until the cloud sends down a pulse.
The pulses repeat until either the cloud approaches a neutral charge, or the path gains enough resistance to prevent another pulse. The pulses typically occur 5 to 10 times in a "lightning strike".
-from my own knowledge, I have a PhD in high energy particle physics.
@TheMultiOrgasmicMan, i call it the thor-zeus fist bump
@talmet, in easier terms, ever been tased, wires conduct electricity, one wire power (cloud), ground is........ground, the two have to connect to send the current through (shock effect)
@talmet, you da real mvp
@talmet, bless your soul kind sir
@talmet, as i was reading i was like ok ok ok ok.. Then when i read the last paragraph, i was like ok sounds good im convinced this guy is a monster
@talmet, *must be 17 or older to download*
@Prince super Vegeta , ?
@talmet, I have a physics summative where I have to analyze a toy car. What could i do to impress my teacher. Only units we have done are kinematics, energy and forces
@Jamal Malik, determine the average force of the engine by measuring distance, and using f=ma and kinematics equations.
Include friction (this would probably be difficult, as rolling friction for the wheels is not a simple thing). But it would be impressive even for a freshman in college.
Talk about potential and kinetic energy, have the toy car go up hills and relate the two.
Talk about air resistance, and if possible run the toy car under water/other fluids to compare air resistance to other fluid friction.
Okay that is unbelievably cool, but I'm blown away they didn't make out a djckbutt
@Cameron Skywalker, I was waiting in just that.
Fun fact: The reason this happens is because of the snow causing the lighting to be attracted to the falling snow so it spreads and moves in this unique pattern.
Lol no. I actually have no idea.
@GiantDwarf01, I was so about to bring the down vote upon you.
Lightning travels about 224000mph. Idk if it's just me, but it's crazy to think that we can record it like this when its only 3600 times slower than the speed of light
@TheCandyVanMan, how do you measure a multiplier for a smaller amount? Do you mean .0036 the speed of light?
@big freedom, you divide it
@TheCandyVanMan, right. So you shouldn't use the word "times".
@big freedom, ok, so how would you word it then?
@TheCandyVanMan, either 1/3600 or .0036
@TheCandyVanMan, if I'm driving 100mph and you're driving 50mph you're not going 2 times slower than me, you're going .50% as fast as me or 1/2 as fast.
@big freedom, you're using different words. You can say 2 times slower or 1/2 times as fast. They mean the same thing
@big freedom, when you say an object is traveling X times slower than an other object, you divide the speed of the object's speed you're referencing by X
@TheCandyVanMan, there are cameras that have such a high framerate they can record the light traveling through a bottle
@InkBlotTheColt, thanks! I just looked it up, it's incredible
@TheCandyVanMan, false. There is no such thing as two times slower. That's what I'm trying to explain to you. You can't multiply something by a whole number and get less.
@big freedom, when talking no one says "oh the car is going one three hundredth times faster than the other car." They say, "the car is going three hundred times slower than the other car." Sure, it may not be mathematically correct but that's English for ya
@TheCandyVanMan, would you say that a man who is 3' tall is "twice as small" as a 6' man? No. And you shouldn't ever use the multiplier to describe something smaller for speed or anything else.
@big freedom, actually yes I would say that
@TheCandyVanMan, then you're retarded.
I would enjoy seeing this compared to electrodes in a brain.
This is far too satisfying. *unzips pants*
Am I the only one who expected a dickbutt?
@My Big Dong, I was just about to ask ha-ha
I'm confused to what happened to that wibbly wobbley area in the top left
Not funny. Not a pic. Why is it here
Lol I was waiting for dickbutt
This is like watching a great porno. All of a sudden...CLIMAX!
Damn nature, you scary
Nobody should ever say that. It makes no sense. You're either going twice as fast or half as fast. Never twice as slow. That's like saying a man that is 3' tall is "twice as small" as a man that is 6'. It literally makes no sense. You can say "that's English" just like justifying a double negative... Doesn't make it any more correct.
The hands down coolest thing I've ever seen in my 19 years on this earth was a thunderstorm from across the grand canyon. Seeing the lightning was just awesome.
The coolest part is that this is in super slow motion. As in, less than a tenth, or maybe even a hundredth of its normal speed.
oOo lighting, you scary, but beautiful, still scary
If you or a loved one has once had chicken pox, the shingles virus is already inside you.
Was totally expecting it-that-shall-not-be-named
And here we see God playing Missile Command...
This pleases me
Maybe some colour would be nice
Holy hell, no way, that's incredible
When you have to piss after masturbating.
Screw this place in particular! And this place!
Who's it gonna go to...... Ah yes you are high on the hit list so... F*CK YOU!!!
I got chills! They're multiplying! And I'm losing control!
Wish I could make this my background. Pretty dope