dark lightning

dark lightning

[‚därk ‚līt·niŋ]
(graphic arts)
A photographic effect in which lightning gives black photographic streaks instead of white due to multiple exposures caused by successive members of a composite flash. Also known as Clayden effect.
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Dark lightning is a burst of gamma rays produced during thunderstorms by extremely fast moving electrons colliding with air molecules.
Dark lightning is the most energetic radiation produced naturally on Earth, but was unknown before 1991.
Scientists were unaware then that a weak flash of dark lightning had preceded the bright lightning.
Recent modeling work of dark lightning shows that it can explain many of the observed properties of terrestrial gamma ray flashes.
The Team Dark Lightning from the JESS Arabian Ranches school did just that and proved to be a class apart when they won the F1 in Schools UAE National Primary Championship held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi.