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Enlightenment Lightning, 1766
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Enlightenment gentlemen and lady studying lightning in their living room. Such an activity could lead to a shocking revelation do not try this in your own home. Frontispiece to "La Nature Dans La Formation Du Tonnerre, Et La Reproduction Des Etres Vivans", Par M. l'Abbe Poncelet. 1766. Lightning is a flash of light in the sky caused by an electrical discharge between clouds or between a cloud and the Earth's surface. The flash heats the air and usually causes thunder. Lightning may appear as a jagged streak, as a bright sheet, or in rare cases, as a glowing red ball.
March 14th, 2013
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