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band lightning [1 record]

Record 1 2017-05-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric, Climatic and Meteorological Phenomena
DEF

Ordinary streak lightning which appears to be spread horizontally into a ribbon of parallel luminous streaks when a very strong wind is blowing at right angles to the observer's line of sight.

OBS

Successive strokes of the flash are then displaced by small angular amounts and may appear to the eye or camera as distinct paths.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phénomènes météorologiques, climatiques et atmosphériques
DEF

Éclair ordinaire avec sa traînée qui semble être étalé horizontalement en un ruban de traits lumineux parallèles quand un vent fort souffle perpendiculairement à la ligne de vision de l'observateur.

OBS

Les décharges successives de l'éclair subissent alors un léger déplacement angulaire et peuvent paraître comme des trajets distincts pour l'œil ou la caméra.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Fenómenos meteorológicos, climáticos y atmosféricos
DEF

Descarga eléctrica luminosa que se despliega horizontalmente en bandas cuando un viento muy fuerte sopla en ángulo recto respecto de la dirección visual del observador.

OBS

Las descargas luminosas sucesivas serán entonces ligeramente desplazadas en sentido angular y pueden aparecer al ojo o a una máquina fotográfica como trayectorias diferentes.

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