Weird Weather pp 149-213 | Cite as

Lightning’s Gleaming Rod

  • David A. J. Seargent
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


An active thunderstorm is one of the most awe-inspiring and spectacular sights that we can witness. What pyrotechnic display can compete with it? What laser show can be its equal? If it were not for the fact that, for most of us, such displays are a relatively frequent occurrence, they would be held in far greater esteem – and (dare I say it?) – fear than is actually the case. Imagine if thunderstorms were so rare that the average human being could expect to experience one only once or twice in a lifetime. How would they then be regarded?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. J. Seargent
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  1. 1.The EntranceAustralia

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