Lightning lights up Istanbul sky
by Duygu Akyıl
The concept of belief is the foundation of a constant truth that has earned the personality of man since man's existence. It is evident that people have been willing to believe in something since ancient times. One of them is undoubtedly natural phenomena .. Because there was no scientific experiment to explain natural phenomena in ancient times and the curiosity against this unknown on the human led them to believe in something. An example of this is Greek mythology in which Zeus, known as God of sky and lightning, can be given. Zeus is regarded as the king of gods in Greek mythology and his weapon was lightning. And Zeus punished and destroyed his enemies with lightning. Another example is Thor, the most powerful God in Scandinavian mythology. The legendary attractive Mjöllnir has the power of lightning in his hand. Here was lightning so threatening for people who lived in old times. Actually, they are totally right. Even today, when a lightning flashs, it is possible to get goose bumps. Today, we know that the mythological gods are not responsible for lightning. In fact, lightning is the simplest expression of an electrical discharge between an electrically charged cloud and another cloud. Thus, the definition of the electricity of the atmosphere is also made for lightning. Scientifically, the warm air is pushed up by a cold front and the positive and negative loads in the clouds are separate,. this separation of loads causes the negative loads collected at the bottom of the cloud to attract positive loads at the sea or at sea. When this interaction takes place; one third of the positive charge light flickers up rapidly and a light is emitted in neon brightness. Lightning is more visible in clouds of cumulonimbus, but it is also found in stratiform clouds, and at about 144.810 km or so, it travels almost at half speed. The roaring sound moves about 1 km in 3 seconds. Lightning, sesten is 100,000 times faster. An average lightning flash can burn a 100-watt bulb for more than three months. It is this courageous twilight that can make a twilight city come alive with light. On the day that this photograph was taken without flash, electricity was cut off in Istanbul and we can see how the lightning photo brighten the city . It is no coincidence that the world is built on such a perfect order that we can witness such atmospheric optical natural phenomenon.
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Submitted on 15 February 2018
Credit: Duygu Akyıl (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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