Thunder and Lightning.

Posted by Mr Mallon on August 31, 2011

If you know that the speed of sound is 340m/s then you can work out how far away a thunderstorm is from your position.

The video below taken from Mr Mackenzie`s wonderful fizzics website. shows a thunderstorm in progress.

Time how long the thunder comes after the flash and use this time to calculate how far the thunderstorm is away.

Lightning from Daniel Dingemanse on Vimeo.

Categories: Standard Grade

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