Thunder is created when lightning passes through the air. The lightning discharge heats the air rapidly and causes it to expand. The temperature of the air in the lightning channel may reach as high as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun. Immediately after the flash, the air cools and contracts quickly.
What is the origin of Thunder?
In the mid 19th century, the accepted theory was that lightning produced a vacuum and that the collapse of that vacuum produced what is known as thunder. In the 20th century a consensus evolved that thunder must begin with a shock wave in the air due to the sudden thermal expansion of the plasma in the lightning channel.
We air mass thunderstorms are the result of localized convection in an unstable air mass. Frontal thunderstorms occur along boundaries of weather fronts (e. g. cold front).
When we were reading we ran into the question “What causes lightning and Thunder to form?”.
The answer is that formation of cumulus clouds, which can lead to thunderstorms, often creates conditions for thunder and lightning to form as electric charges accumulate within the clouds.
Does thunder strike?
This rapid expansion and contraction creates the sound wave that we hear as thunder. Although a lightning discharge usually strikes just one spot on the ground, it travels many miles through the air. When you listen to thunder, you’ll first hear the thunder created by that portion of the lightning channel that is nearest you.
This is two major problems and thunder strikes will kill peoples, because of we have electrons in our body and thunderbolt/thunder lightning having postive charge and when you’re standing near tree, our body attracts charges of tree when raining and thunder is attacting with positive charge.
You could be asking “How far can lightning strike from a thunderstorm?”
Fact: Lightning often strikes more than three miles from the thunderstorm, far outside the rain or even the thunderstorm cloud. Though infrequent, “bolts from the blue” have been known to strike areas as distant as 10 miles from their thunderstorm origins, where the skies appear clear. Fact: True, being in a car will likely protect you.
Thunder is the key to safety, he points out. Most lightning strikes occur within a thunderstorm, but a small percentage can reach miles from the storm center. So going inside only when it starts to rain won’t keep a person safe. Indeed, Jensenius warns, if you can hear thunder, you are probably within reach of a lightning strike.
What does the Thunder say?
Eliot draws on the traditional interpretation of “what the thunder says,” as taken from the Upanishads (Hindu fables). According to these fables, the thunder “gives,” “sympathizes,” and “controls” through its “speech”; Eliot launches into a meditation on each of these aspects of the thunder’s power.
One way of analysing ‘What the Thunder Said’, or the closing lines at any rate, is to posit that the speaker has finally gone completely mad: ‘Hieronymo’s mad againe’, Eliot says, quoting Thomas Kyd. For a more detailed analysis of the closing lines of Eliot’s poem, see here.
– But who is that on the other side of you? And voices singing out of empty cisterns and exhausted wells. There is the empty chapel, only the wind ‘s home. Dry bones can harm no one.
The voice of the thunder speaks three words, Datta, Dayadhvum and Damyata, which speak words of wisdom and understanding, which fall upon deaf ears. The Fisher King has no hope of resurrecting his kingdom, and is left with crumbling means through which only himself will emerge alive.
When T. S. Eliot wrote this section, the last part of The Waste Land that he wrote, he was convalescing in Lausanne, and claims to have written ‘What the Thunder Said’ very quickly, in a sort of trance.
What city is the OKC Thunder in?
The Oklahoma City Thunder is an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Northwest Division.