What Happens When Lightning Strikes A Bullet In Mid-Air? Mystery Has Been Finally Revealed

If the first thought that came to your mind was that the lightning, its intensity, or path must change, then you came to the right place. Continue reading to find out the right answer. You might be right, who knows?!

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Reports from A.Harfield LTD suggest that there are almost 2,000 active lightning storms worldwide that create over 100 strikes per second. These thunderstorms generate a potential difference of 200,000 to 500,000 volts between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere. The flash channel of a single lightning bolt can reach up to 2 centimeters in diameter.

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Let’s look at some stats and figures from our other opponent, Mr. Bullet. A bullet from AK-47 is 26 millimeter in length, moves with a speed of 700 mm/ms, and weighs around 16 grams. The core of the bullet is made up of lead, and it is coated with copper.

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Electricity will be conducted very gracefully through copper as the tests show that 20,000 amps can easily pierce through the bullet. If the bullet is stationary and waiting for the lightning to strike it, then it would be melted. However, if it is moving, the high speed of mid-air bullet will make the contact time between the two very small. The temperature of the bullet will be much higher than normal. Even if the electromagnetic fields of the competitors experience turbulence, none of the effects will alter the state or the path of the two in any significant way.

Are you shocked? At least we are!

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