What is the secret of the reverse lightning that came out of the clock tower in Makkah Al-Mukarramah towards the sky?

طقس العرب GO 2022-08-06 2022-08-06T06:15:51Z
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What is the secret of the reverse lightning that came out of the clock tower in Makkah Al-Mukarramah towards the sky?

Arab Weather - An amazing luminous display of a rare phenomenon of lightning lit up the sky of the holy city of Makkah on Friday night (August 5), and the scene was documented in a video clip showing a bolt of lightning exploding from the clock tower towards the sky, unlike what we usually see in thunderstorms.

What is upward lightning (reverse lightning)?

The phenomenon of lightning moving in the opposite direction (from the ground to the sky) is called upward lightning, and the phenomenon of upward lightning occurs when a strong electric field passes over a tall object such as a skyscraper or a radio tower, and a lightning spark is released from the tower as a result.

Although the mechanism in which lightning occurs in its various types is still a science full of secrets, it is simply an electrical discharge due to the accumulation of electric charges in thunderstorms (cumulus clouds), and negative charges can occur (which often happens) or discharge of charges Positive (then the lightning is stronger and more dangerous).

Through studies conducted by scientists, it was found that upward lightning (or reverse lightning) occurs primarily when there is a positive lightning flash that transfers charges from the cloud to the ground, so the change in the electric field caused by the previous flash leads to an upward electric discharge from a tall object such as a building or Tower or wind turbines, and upward lightning does not occur if a tall object is not present, and these tall structures experience currents of upward lightning at a much higher rate than they would encounter from ordinary downward lightning.

This is another video showing footage of the spark of lightning rising from the connection towers in the holy city of Makkah:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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