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Heavy lightning can cause power to go out. Lightning and Thunder Boom! Have you ever heard the rumble of thunder and wondered why it happened? Lightning, created by the electricity in clouds, heats the air around it. The air moves so suddenly that it makes a crashing sound, like an explosion. Light travels much faster than sound. That is why we often hear the thunder after we have seen the lightning. The farther away the lightning is, the longer it will take to hear the thunder. Thunder follows lightning.

Light travels much faster than sound. That is why we often hear the thunder after we have seen the lightning. The farther away the lightning is, the longer it will take to hear the thunder. Thunder follows lightning. 30 Calculate the distance of lightning You can easily figure out about how far away lightning is from where you are. Light travels much faster than sound. You may see lightning right away, but the sound of the thunder travels five miles per second. So, when you see lightning, begin counting the seconds until you hear the thunder.

Have you ever heard the rumble of thunder and wondered why it happened? Lightning, created by the electricity in clouds, heats the air around it. The air moves so suddenly that it makes a crashing sound, like an explosion. Light travels much faster than sound. That is why we often hear the thunder after we have seen the lightning. The farther away the lightning is, the longer it will take to hear the thunder. Thunder follows lightning. 30 Calculate the distance of lightning You can easily figure out about how far away lightning is from where you are.

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