It is now common knowledge, as scientists teach, that THUNDER is a sound caused by the impact between electrical charges found in the clouds. Yet Muhammad had a different opinion on this matter. He claimed that thunder and the lightning are two of Allah’s angels
“Lighting the Lantern” lecture series by Mufti Ismail Menk from the Sri Lanka lecture tour December 2013.
“This massive clear air bolt (cloud-to-ground lightning bolt) hit about 200-250m away from our location. Here in Darwin, Australia these bolts can leap 15-20km away from the main storm striking a dry area surrounding the storm. You don’t see me in the frame for good reason as I was in my car!”
When you see a rainbow…it is after rain. The sun is always behind you and the rain in front of you when a rainbow appears, so the center of the rainbow’s arc is directly opposite the sun.
Most people think…the only colors of a rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, but a rainbow is actually made up of an entire continuum of colors—even colors the eye can’t see!
We are able to see the colors of a rainbow because…light of different colors is refracted when it travels from one medium, such as air, and into another- -in this case, the water of the raindrops. When all the colors that make up sunlight are combined, they look white, but once they are refracted, the colors break up into the ones we see in a rainbow.
Every person…sees their own “personal” rainbow. When you look at one, you are seeing the light bounced off of certain raindrops, but when the person standing next to you looks at the same rainbow, they may see the light reflecting off other raindrops from a completely different angle. In addition, everyone sees colors differently according to light and how their eyes interpret it.
You can never…actually reach the end of a rainbow, where a pot of gold supposedly awaits. As you move, the rainbow that your eyes see moves as well, because the raindrops are at different spots in the atmosphere. The rainbow, then, will always “move away” at the same rate that you are moving.
- Lightning is a powerful burst of electricity that happens very quickly during a thunderstorm.
- Lightning is caused by an electrical charge in the atmosphere that is unbalanced.
The movement of rain and ice inside a thundercloud creates an electrical charge, with the negative charge (electrons) forming at the bottom of the cloud and the positive charge (protons) forming at the top.
Lightning can occur inside clouds, between clouds and from clouds to the ground.
Thousands of people are struck by lightning every year.
Most lightning occurs over land rather than oceans, with around 70% of it occurring in the Tropics.
There are bolts of lightning striking somewhere on Earth every second.
Lightning strikes usually last around 1 or 2 microseconds.
The average temperature of lightning is around 20000 °C (36000 °F).
- Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning.