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Lightning Distance Calculator

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Formula

d= s*t
Note, the speed of sound (s) is approximately 1100 to 1200 feet per second.

The seconds will be counted from the flash of the lightning till the sound of the thunder. The sounds travel about 1100 to 1200 feet/sec. Here the default will be 1150. Here the lightning distance is calculated as per the sound.

A flash of light in the sky caused by an electrical discharge between clouds or between a cloud and the Earth's surface is called as lightning. The flash heats the air and usually causes thunder. Lightning may appear as a jagged streak, as a bright sheet, or in rare cases, as a glowing red ball.

Example:
Calculate the lightning distance
Time From Flash To Thunder: 1125 seconds
Speed Of Sound In Air: 1100 meter/sec

Solution:
Apply formula:
d= s*t
Lightning Distance = 1237500 meter