Thunderstorm Current Affairs, GK & News

What is “Blue Jet Lightning”?

The Scientists from the International Space Station (ISS) have observed a bright-blue lightning bolt that is shooting upward from the thunderclouds. Such blue jets are hard to observe from the ground because the electrical discharges emerge from the tops of thunderclouds. But from space, one can easily observe the phenomenon. Highlights The instrument at the ..

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North Eastern US continue to warm up and northwest to receive storm

A big temperature rise is expected to arise on Monday. The temperature is likely to be the highest in the Mid ”Atlantic parts and the parts of the Northeast. Temperature might get reduced around Boston, but still it will remain warmer. The spring air is likely to keep the weather warm and ideal for outdoor ..

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Researchers at GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty measures electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud

For the first time in the world, researchers at the GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty have measured the electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud that passed overhead on December 1, 2014. The study of thunderclouds is helpful in navigation of aircraft and preventing short circuits in aeroplanes. At 1.3 gigavolts (GV), this ..

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