WHAT DOES THUNDER AND LIGHTENING OCCUR???

Asked by  | 19th Apr, 2008, 08:35: AM

Expert Answer:

Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity that takes place during a thunderstorm, volcanic eruptions and dust storms.

Thunder is the sound made by lightning.  The sudden increase in pressure and temperature from lightning produces rapid expansion of the surrounding air and  this expansion of air creates a sonic shockwave that  produces the sound of thunder.

You can read more on this topic in wikipedia on the internet.

Answered by  | 22nd May, 2008, 02:17: PM

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