What is the most dangerous type of lightning?
Cloud to ground lightningThere 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..
What is the most common type of lightning?
cloud lightningIntra-Cloud: The most common type of lightning. It happens completely inside the cloud, jumping between different charge regions in the cloud. Intra-cloud lightning is sometimes called sheet lightning because it lights up the sky with a ‘sheet’ of light.
What are the two different types of lightning?
There are two main types of lighting: intra-cloud lightning and cloud-to-ground lightning. Intra-cloud lightning is an electrical discharge between oppositely charged areas within the thunderstorm cloud. Cloud-to-ground lightning is a discharge between opposite charges in the cloud and on the ground.
What does horizontal lightning mean?
This is typically caused by wind blowing the lightning channel sideways during the exposure. The stronger the wind and closer the lightning strike, the more horizontal displacement will exist on the recorded image.