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Springtime Thunderstorm On The Colorado Plains

Springtime Thunderstorm On the Colorado Plains Wall Art

 

Springtime  lightning storms kick up on the Colorado farming plains.    Lightning strikes from this storm cell cloud with blue skies and stars above.  What a beautiful sight and night.

Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon—about 100 strike Earth’s surface every single second—yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.  Lightning reaches 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, fours times as hot as the sun”s surface. Lightning reaches 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, fours times as hot as the sun”s surface.  A cloud-to-ground lightning channel can be 2 to 10 miles long.  Voltage in a cloud-to-ground strike is 100 million to 1 billion volts. A cloud-to-ground lightning channel can be 2 to 10 miles long. Voltage in a cloud-to-ground strike is 100 million to 1 billion volts.

Springtime Thunderstorm On the Colorado Plains Wall Art

 

 

 
Colorado fine art nature landscape lightning weather photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

 

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