Lightning strikes twice

Started Aug 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Tim in upstate NY
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Re: Isn't it a 'tracer'?
In reply to dcassat, Aug 7, 2012

dcassat wrote:

It seems that there is a bolt of energy that goes from the ground to the sky first, followed by the large bolt. It isn't often caught. I would need to do the research to remember...

. . . You might be on to something.

"LIGHTNING STRIKE"

"The lightning strike is the phenomenon that occurs when a thunder cloud is connected via rising and falling tracers to the ground. It occurs after two tracers have joined. All the charge contained in the thunder cloud rushes into the ionized channel formed by the two tracers and produces an electric discharge."

http://www.indelec.com/foudre/Glossaire/Glossaire.aspx

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