Originally Posted By: pbolliger
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After watching a PBS NOVA science program on Lighting , I have a completely different view of it… Period… Now I am even more scared of it then ever before…
The commonly accepted “facts” about lighting aren’t always “correct”.
Can you believe that one person at the lowest point of an entirely filled huge football stadium was hit? They theorize it was the persons chemical make up at that point and the area of most "desirable discharge point" . The programs had that as an example..
Lighting can strike half way down a skyscraper that is concrete.. Move horizontally at any point.
Negative and positive types of lighting. It doesn't appear that grounding makes a "major" difference in some instances. The dielectric breakdowns and difference in potential makes for one heck of a current arch! More heat energy in a lighting strike then the surface of the sun... WOW!