Lightning slashed the sky over Europe

Lightning slashed the sky over Europe

According to RIA Novosti, during a storm June 8, 2011 the sky over Belgrade, Serbia COLORS numerous flashes of lightning.

It is worth noting that thunderstorms are pretty private thing for the summer season. Lightning — a giant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, usually occurs during thunderstorms, manifested a bright flash of light and the accompanying thunder.

Most often, lightning occurs in cumulonimbus clouds, then they are called lightning, sometimes lightning formed in nimbostratus clouds, as well as volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, and dust storms.

The average length of lightning is about 2.5 km, although some classes extend into the atmosphere at a distance of 20 km. At any time, in different parts of the Earth more than 2,000 lightning storms. In every second about 50 lightning strikes the surface of the earth, and on average, each square kilometer of its lightning strikes six times a year.

During a thunderstorm, June 7, 2011 lightning struck the skyscraper Turning Torso in the Swedish city of Malmo.

Lightning lit up the sky over Madrid near the Puerta del Sol. June 5, 2011.

Strong lightning photographer managed to shoot 3 June during a storm near the town of Barr south of Strasbourg, France.

The plane takes off during a storm from Nice airport south-east of France. June 5, 2011.

Photo from "RIA Novosti"

Source: "RIA Novosti"

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