Lightning can pose really serious danger to places it might potentially hit. In the past, there has been reports about lightning striking various areas which results to numerous deaths of the people who were present in the vicinity. These lightning incidents are often recorded to have occurred in open land areas where people have to place to hide themselves in.
As there is no such thing as a ‘lightning forecast’, this natural phenomena even becomes a major cause of alarm to people.
But, have you ever wondered what happens when a lightning strikes on water?
A Facebook footage uploaded by Viral Uploads shows the creepy way water reacts when lightning hits its surface. In the said 1 minute clip, it can be seen that the water was calm at first without any disturbance.
Moments later, lightning suddenly stroke the area of the water. Suddenly, the water no longer remained calm. When the lightning hit the water, the current zipped across the surface in all directions and if you’re swimming anywhere in the vicinity, it’ll probably hit you. But below the surface, most of the electricity is instantly neutralized. So the fishes are generally spared.
Furthermore, lightning doesn’t strike the ocean as much as land, but when it does,it spreads out over the water, which acts as a conductor. It can hit boats that are nearby, and electrocute fish that are near the surface.
Overall, lightning is really dangerous. So, if you happen to be swimming in a ocean and it suddenly rains, it is much better to just get out of the water than risk your life by being a welcome subject of the unforeseeable disaster.
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