- What is the rarest lightning color?
- What does Pink lightning mean?
- What is the deadliest type of lightning?
- Is Green lightning real?
- What is dark lightning?
- Is Brown lightning real?
- Does green lightning exist?
Perhaps the strangest colors reported are instances of pink or green lightning seen during snowstorms. The phenomenon, known as”thundersnow”, is rare. The unique sky color is caused as snowflakes refract and reflect the white bolt in a unique way.
In snowstorms, where it is somewhat rare, pink and green are often described as colors of lightning. Haze, dust, moisture, raindrops and any other particles in the atmosphere will affect the color by absorbing or diffracting a portion of the white light of lightning.
Negative lightning accounts for the majority of strikes in a storm and are dangerous. Positive lightning strikes account for less than 5% of lightning strikes, but they are the deadliest. They originate in the top of the cloud where there are positive charges.
Green lightning is a rare weather phenomenon that some people have been lucky enough to witness. It’s almost the same as lightning, except its color is an eerie green.
Dark lightning is a burst of gamma rays produced during thunderstorms by extremely fast moving electrons colliding with air molecules. Researchers refer to such a burst as a terrestrial gamma ray flash. Dark lightning is the most energetic radiation produced naturally on Earth, but was unknown before 1991.
When lightning strikes, different particles will scatter this light and cause the strike to appear as blue, pink, purple, white or even a brown-ish tint. Elements in the air, such as nitrogen or oxygen, can cause the lightning flash to take on a different color like pink or blue.
Green lightning does indicate that the cloud is extremely tall, and because thunderclouds are the tallest clouds, green is a warning sign that large hail or a tornado is on the way. Green lightning has only been photographed once when the Chaiten volcano in Chile erupted. Spewing an ash cloud into the atmosphere.