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World record 199-mile-long lightning bolt reported

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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:05 AM
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That's a big damn lightening bolt. And here I thought lightening could proceed a thunderstorm by a few miles at most.



Scientists identified all-time world records for both the longest lightning bolt — nearly 200 miles — and the world’s longest-duration lightning flash — over 7 seconds — according to a report released Thursday.

Both records were certified by the World Meteorological Organization, which is in charge of documenting such things.

he record-long lightning bolt was spotted over Oklahoma on June 20, 2007, and traveled 199.5 miles, about three-quarters the length of the state. That's almost the distance from New York City to Washington, D.C.

www.usatoday.com...




posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

I bet it's God and he/she is angry about Pokemon Go and everyone's apathy towards things that actually matter in the world



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Theres this old saying, if you can hear thunder you're within range of being struck.

Moving goalposts...



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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It blows my mind that NYC is only 200 miles from DC.

I have to go at least 300 miles to get to anything like a "city". If i lived in DC, i could have access to just about the entire east coast for a 3 day weekend drive destination.

RE: the size of the bolt....i bet that the distance that a bolt extends is predicated by the amount of energy available and what it would take to create a ground/zero sum result.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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That is a big bolt, wouldn't want it to hit me.

Yeah i do in fact it better give me superpowers lol.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: UnBreakable

Theres this old saying, if you can hear thunder you're within range of being struck.

Moving goalposts...
You're supposed to say the rhyme like in the article:

"when thunder roars, go indoors"


199.5 miles is a long lightning bolt! I didn't know they got that long.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Yea right, me and God play Pokémon Go on the reg.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: Arbitrageur

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: UnBreakable

Theres this old saying, if you can hear thunder you're within range of being struck.

Moving goalposts...
You're supposed to say the rhyme like in the article:

"when thunder roars, go indoors"


199.5 miles is a long lightning bolt! I didn't know they got that long.

We'll technically, the earth is a giant Van De Graf (spelling?) generator, so on that scale the whole spinning hetero dynamic molten core opposing magneto thingy make it quite... sparky.

Like with Sprites and stuff way up above the atmosphere and all...

I'm surprised more people don't get electrocuted than do.

Some distant relation I had was loading hay through they hay door in the upper story of a barn with a pitchfork during a 'storm' when, Pazow!, the hereafter.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: UnBreakable

Theres this old saying, if you can hear thunder you're within range of being struck.

Moving goalposts...



I wonder if they could hear that storm from 200 miles away.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Probably not. Although Krakatoa was supposedly heard over four hours later.

I've seen lightning storms play on distant mountain ranges and couldn't hear the thunder, Whats thats, twenty, thirty miles?



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

That's one big damn ruler!



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

Yeah.

Or not.

"We set out these extremely sensitive radio receivers to 'hear' a storm, to triangulate exactly where the lightning flash starts and ends," he said.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:43 PM
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I wonder if that might have seismic connections?



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Thor.

I'm blaming Thor.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Zeus can kick Thor's butt.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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fascinating, but what's the usual length of thunder bolts?
is this a totally freak event or just longest recorded?



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: stinkelbaum

It's the first record. For what it's worth.

Certainly a big 'un.



posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: Phage

I wonder if they could do the same with farts?



posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

As far I know farts do not emit electromagnetic radiation.



posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: Phage

I bet it is not the Universal record!



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