Lightning Strike Distance

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Lightning Strike Distance Formula

\(\large{ d = a \; t  }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ d }\) = lightning strike distance \(\large{mi}\) \(\large{km}\)
\(\large{ a }\) = speed of sound \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\)
\(\large{ t  }\) = elapsed time between seeing the flash and hearing thunder \(sec\) \(s\)

 

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