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What is Black Lightning

2018-09-27  |   Editor : houguangbing  

In the atmosphere, a kind of chemically active particle is formed under the combined effect of sunlight, cosmic rays and electric fields. The particles condense into one nucleus after another, gathering under the action of the electromagnetic field and expanding like a rolling snowball, resulting in a ball of different sizes. This composition under the physical and chemical reaction includes the "cold ball” and the "bright ball".

The “cold ball” has no light and no radiation of energy. It can exist for a long time. The shape of the cold ball is like a football, which dark and opaque and only visible during the day. Scientists call it black lightning.

The “bright ball”, white or citric, is a chemical luminescent structure. It appears without any kind of thunderbolt, moving freely in the air or staying on the ground, or moving quickly along strange tracks, darkening and brightening time to time.

The Nature of Black Lightning

The cause of black lightning can't be explained by scientists. For a long time, people only think of blue and white lightning, which is the natural phenomenon of atmospheric discharge in the air, usually accompanied by dazzling light. Black lightning doesn’t shine and was never seen.

On June 23rd, 1974, Soviet astronomer Chernoff once saw a black lightning in the city of Zagrel: it was intense ball lightning at first, followed by a black cloud that looked like a fog-like condense.

Black lightning is produced by molecular aerosol aggregates produced by the sun, cosmic light, cloud electric field, strip lightning and other physical and chemical factors in the atmosphere over the long term. These aggregates are hot, electrically charged matter that can easily explode or turn into ball lightning.

Usually, black lightning does not occur near the ground, but if it does, it tends to fall near the trees, masts, houses, and metals, in the form of a lump or mud pie, which looks like a ball of dirt.

Black lightning is the most dangerous and harmful type of lightning because it carries a lot of energy with its shape, color and position easy to be neglected.

Black lightning is small. It’s hard to catch it on radar, and its preference to metal makes it known to pilots as "dark thunder in the sky". Any contact with black lightening would be too dreadful to be thought of. When black lightning is too close to the ground, it is easy to be mistaken for a bird or something else. If it is touched, it will explode immediately.

The Mystery of the Devastation of Mohenjo Daro

In 1922, Indian archaeologist Ra Jay Banerjee discovered the ruins of the ancient city of Mohenjo Daro from a group of mounds along the lower Indus river. The excavation revealed that the ancient city was indeed destroyed by a fire and a huge explosion. The huge blast destroyed all the buildings within a radius of about 1000 meters.

The posture of the excavated skeletal showed that many people were still walking on the streets before the disaster struck. What was it that caused the destruction of the city? After years of research, scientists concluded that it was caused by black lightning.

Scientists believe that the atmospheric conditions that create black lightning also produce large amounts of toxic substances. Apparently, the inhabitants of the ancient city were first tormented by this poisonous air for a while, and then killed by the violent explosions.

A large amount of black lightning may also be there. Whenever one of them explodes, there will a chain reaction, followed by other black lightning. When the blast reaches the ground, it destroys the city.

In addition, just like ball lightning, general lightning protection facilities do not work on black lightning. Flexible black lightning often can land smoothly near oil tanks, gas tanks, transformers, explosives depots, regardless of the compact lightening facilities. At this time, do not get close to it or touch it, because when black lightning is approached, it can easily become ball lightning, and ball lightning is more likely to explode.

In the broad daylight of Moscow, a colonel in Soviet army called Baogordanov also witnessed a smoothly moving, steaming black lightning, measuring between a quarter and a third of a meter in diameter. It looked like a fog-like condensate, with a reddish shadow behind and a dark brown halo around. It was like a red ball of fire, which rolled quickly and exploded soon.

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