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Okay, so first: Light can be [is] broken down into a spectrum ranging from shortwave lengths to long wave-lenghs. Visible light (the part of the spectrum we humans can see) contains the colours which are all around us. An objects colour directly relates to which wavelength(s) of light it reflects. White cars are best at refracting light as it reflects ...
Lightning conductors on tall buildings are designed to be hit by lightning multiple times, and photographic evidence proves that it does.
I would have thought that actually it is quite the contrary. Some places are far more likely to get hit by lightning than others, and repeatedly. That is why tall buildings have lightning conductors. Multiple lightning strikes on the CN tower - source Richard Gottardo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgottardo/7649012416/).
There is no scientific law that says that and it's definitely false. There are two reasons why it's unlikely to see lightening strike the same place twice: 1) The earth is really big, and lightening strikes will occur pretty randomly. 2) Lightening (cloud to ground or vice versa) occurs after there's a charge buildup between a point in the sky and a point ...
It is neither physical nor statistical. It is simply not true. On the contrary, lightning can hit more than once during one single thunderstorm, due to the channel that has opened in the first strike. David pointed towards one source.
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