Differences Between Thunder & Lightning?

Answer Thunder and lightning are seen together in thunderstorms, but are in fact, two very different components in a thunderstorm. Thunder and lightning go hand and hand, which is why it may be difficult ... Read More »

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How to Count Between Flashes of Lightning and Thunder?

The distance between your location and the location of a lightning strike can be calculated by counting the number of seconds until you hear thunder. While it is easy to count simply "1, 2, 3, etc.... Read More »

How to Measure Thunder & Lightning?

Lightning and thunder are closely related and often seem to occur within seconds of each other during a storm. This close relationship between observable phenomena can be used to measure the distan... Read More »

What Are Thunder and Lightning Storms?

Thunder and lightning storms occur when hot and cold air mix within the atmosphere, forming large clouds. More commonly referred to simply as "thunderstorms," these storms may be separated into two... Read More »

How to Measure Lightning and Thunder Timing?

If you've ever wondered how far away a lightning strike was, there is method for estimating the distance. A lightning bolt heats the air around it to about 15,000 to 60,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This... Read More »