Nuclear lightning

Hydrogen-bomb explosions can generate their own lightning. Ground-level detonations, like this 1952 test of an experimental thermonuclear device on Eniwetok in the South Pacific, cause a negative charge to be deposited in the atmosphere, resulting in long discharges not produced by clouds. This is a frame from movie footage shot at a distance of about 18 miles from ground zero. The lightning channels have been enhanced for visibility.

Nuclear lightning

Hydrogen-bomb explosions can generate their own lightning. Ground-level detonations, like this 1952 test of an experimental thermonuclear device on Eniwetok in the South Pacific, cause a negative charge to be deposited in the atmosphere, resulting in long discharges not produced by clouds. This is a frame from movie footage shot at a distance of about 18 miles from ground zero. The lightning channels have been enhanced for visibility.

(Source: pbs.org)


Posted 1 year ago with 1,351 notes
Tagged:hydrogen bombnuclear lightninglightningdischargehistoryatomic thunderstorm

  1. meadow-larks reblogged this from asleepxawake
  2. lackingingravitas reblogged this from discountedreams
  3. pushinglittledaisies reblogged this from asleepxawake
  4. asleepxawake reblogged this from spaceplasma
  5. discountedreams reblogged this from philosophyofaknife
  6. ghostlling reblogged this from philosophyofaknife
  7. lafilleducoupeurdejoint reblogged this from philosophyofaknife
  8. philosophyofaknife reblogged this from fuckingwithdeath
  9. cigaretttebum reblogged this from douchexc0re
  10. voodoo-std-tree reblogged this from needlecult
  11. syntinenn reblogged this from nihilistiset
  12. nihilistiset reblogged this from therealbrooklyn
  13. nuclearshitlust reblogged this from fuckingwithdeath
  14. douchexc0re reblogged this from fuckingwithdeath
  15. needlecult reblogged this from fuckingwithdeath
  16. therealbrooklyn reblogged this from fuckingwithdeath
  17. fuckingwithdeath reblogged this from blitzkriegwitchcraft
  18. giantspaceiguana reblogged this from blitzkriegwitchcraft
  19. blitzkriegwitchcraft reblogged this from spaceplasma
  20. sarahbeccachapman reblogged this from scum-dump
  21. eko-eko-azarak reblogged this from radiationsick
  22. radiationsick reblogged this from spaceplasma
  23. behrminimum reblogged this from spaceplasma
  24. scum-dump reblogged this from spaceplasma
  25. thyrfing reblogged this from whateveryoulove-youare
  26. ultralax reblogged this from antiviosi
  27. notmyonlysecret reblogged this from dysphorics