What is the sound of a thunder?

What is the sound of a thunder?

At large distances from the center, the shock wave (thunder) can be many miles across. The shock wave is greatly elongated. To the listener, it is the combination of the millions of shock waves that gives thunder the continuous booming/rumbling sound we hear.

What can you use to make the sound of thunder?

Making Thunder: Longer Version Can and balloon drums. Crazy easy paper bowl noisemakers – keep them empty and use as just thunder makers or fill them with rice/beans/sand and they can make both thunder and rain sounds. Hand drum (also called a spin drum) Pringles can drum.

How thunder is created?

Thunder is caused by lightning, which is essentially a stream of electrons flowing between or within clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. As the superheated air cools it produces a resonating tube of partial vacuum surrounding the lightning’s path. The nearby air rapidly expands and contracts.

Is it safe to weld during a lightning storm?

Welding while its raining or during a thunderstorm may have direct and immediate effects on your work. However, this does not mean that you can never get hit by lightning while welding. Lightning can strike anywhere, so stay cautious.

Is it safe to weld in the rain?

Welding in the rain is not safe and may result in a simple shock to possible electrocution in some server cases. Welders produce a current and if it should happen to ground out it may hurt you severely. Just remember to take proper precautions or avoid the situation altogether.

Can a pilot hear the sonic boom?

The short answer is – no, they don’t hear the sonic boom. Pilots and passengers cannot hear the sonic boom created by their own plane because they are at the head of the Mach cone. In simple words, they are moving so fast that the sonic boom doesn’t get a chance to catch up to them.

What is the loudest sound on earth?

The Loudest Sound, Naturally The loudest sound in recorded history came from the volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island Krakatoa at 10.02 a.m. on August 27, 1883.

How far away can a sonic boom be heard?

about 40,000 feet
On most aircraft designs the characteristic distance is about 40,000 feet (12,000 m), meaning that below this altitude the sonic boom will be “softer”. However, the drag at this altitude or below makes supersonic travel particularly inefficient, which poses a serious problem.

Does thunder create a sonic boom?

Yes! Lightning heats the air and causes shock waves. These in turn cause sonic booms—but you probably know them better as thunder! Lightning and thunder happen at the same time.

Is really loud thunder bad?

Other than the threat of the lightning itself, does thunder — especially very loud thunder — pose any threat to people near the lightning strike? The shock wave and thunder (at very close range to the lightning bolt) can cause property damage, but no injuries have been reported.

Why is the sound of thunder so loud?

The louder the sound that you hear, the closer you are to the lightning. Light travels through air much faster than sound. That’s why sometimes you see the lightning flash first and then you hear the thunder a few seconds later. If you see the lightning and hear the thunder immediately, then the lightning is very close to you.

Is the sound of lightning and Thunder the same?

Thunder is the sound that lightning makes. So before I can explain how thunder works, I have to explain how lightning works, and clouds too – they all go together. Not every cloud can make thunder and lightning.

Why do we hear thunder when there is a flash of lightning?

Why Thunder Rumbles. The sudden heating causes the air to expand as the flash passes trough the atmosphere and immediate cooling contracts the air again. Quick expansion and contraction of air around lightning starts air molecules moving back and forth, creating sound waves. As this is happening extremely fast we will hear the ‘clap’ of a thunder.

Why do you hear a clap of Thunder?

Quick expansion and contraction of air around lightning starts air molecules moving back and forth, creating sound waves. As this is happening extremely fast we will hear the ‘clap’ of a thunder. Now imagine a lightning bolt. They can be several miles long, no matter if it is a cloud to cloud or cloud to ground discharge.