Typically, blue lightning within a cloud indicates the presence of hail. Red lightning within a cloud indicates the presence of rain. Yellow or orange lightning occurs when there is a large concentration of dust in the air. White lightning is a sign of low humidity or a little amount of moisture in the air.
White: most powerful lightning color
White is the most dangerous color of lighting. It suggests both a low concentration of moisture and a high concentration of dust in air. We all are aware that being hit by lightning can have serious consequences.
The distinctive blue-white color of lightning is caused by light emitted as the electrons drop back to their original energy states. Seen from above, lightning storms also produce less well-known emissions of blue or red light above the clouds, known as jets and sprites.
The bolt of lightning is a traditional symbol of sudden illumination and the destruction of ignorance; it also represents a punishment of humans by the gods from the skies, most commonly attributed to Zeus, king of the gods.
Elements in the air, such as nitrogen or oxygen, can cause the lightning flash to take on a different color like pink or blue. We saw plenty of pink strikes Thursday evening.
ball lightning, also called globe lightning, a rare aerial phenomenon in the form of a luminous sphere that is generally several centimetres in diameter.
Perhaps the strangest colors reported are instances of pink or green lightning seen during snowstorms. The phenomenon, known as”thundersnow”, is rare. The unique sky color is caused as snowflakes refract and reflect the white bolt in a unique way.
The rare purple lightning strike occurs far higher in the atmosphere than normal lightning – and has only rarely been caught on film. The flash of ‘ionospheric lightning’ stands out against the deep blue of a night sky behind, while the raging storm lights up the clouds below.
Types of Lightning- Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning (+CG)
There are three common types of lightning: cloud to ground, cloud to cloud and cloud to air. Cloud to ground lightning is the most dangerous. The ground is mainly consisted of positively charged particles while the bottom of violent storm clouds have negative charged particles.
When a negative charge is transferred from a cloud to the ground, it’s known as negative lightning, and it makes up about 90 to 95 percent of all the lightning you ever see. By contrast, positive lightning happens because of that positive charge that builds up at the top of the cloud.
A symbol for high voltage, as warns against injury from electricity. Depicted as a jagged yellow bolt. Commonly used to represent lightning, electricity, and various flashes. Also used to represent metaphorical energy and signal attention online.
It was like a bad omen for them, a sign that the gods are angry and are thus punishing them. Other meanings of lightning include sudden illumination, destruction, negativity, and loss of ignorance.
Lightning bolts were not only Zeus’ weapon of choice, they were also a symbol of both his power and control over both people and gods. Because lightning was Zeus’s weapon of choice, lightning bolt tattoos are often associated with strength, enlightenment, intelligence, and intuition.
Pink lightning occurs when a storm is producing precipitation. Pink lightning is also more common, because it has positive charges. Positive charges have more effect in a storm then negative charges.
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Like regular lightning, red lightning is caused by a build-up of electrical charge in clouds, but in this case the excess charge is released to the ionosphere — around 50 miles (81 kilometers) up — rather than to the ground. Sprites are usually red in colour, and can range in shape between a jellyfish and a carrot.
This weird form of lightning doesn’t produce much visible light at all. While regular lightning is made up of relatively slow electrons that carry electrical currents through clouds or toward the ground, dark lightning is made up of high-energy electrons that collide with air particles to produce dangerous gamma rays.
Some lightning come from the upper parts near the top of the thunderstorm. This is where a positive charge lives. As lightning forms in this area and travels down, it will carry a positive charge and on the ground will be negative charges. Fortunately, positive lightning accounts for less than 5% of all strikes.
Dark lightning is a burst of gamma rays produced during thunderstorms by extremely fast moving electrons colliding with air molecules. Researchers refer to such a burst as a terrestrial gamma ray flash. Dark lightning is the most energetic radiation produced naturally on Earth, but was unknown before 1991.
Rainbow lightning is a rare as the chances of lightning striking near a rainbow are slim, explained Randall Cerveny, a professor of meteorology at Arizona State University in Tempe. ‘Usually, you don’t get those two things to line up at the same time,’ he said in a 2015 Live Science piece.
A typical lightning flash is about 300 million Volts and about 30,000 Amps. In comparison, household current is 120 Volts and 15 Amps.
In the comics, Black Flash is basically a Grim Reaper for speedsters, sending them back to Speed Force upon their death. While technically a villain, Black Flash is more of a personification of Death than a mustache-twirling antagonist.
The Speed Force in itself isn’t pure evil as they don’t have the motives that Thawne, Zoom, and Savitar had. Instead, it’s a conflict of different ideologies: whereas Barry wants to help the people affected by the New Forces, the Speed Force wants them dead.