How wide is the average lightning bolt?
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Moreover, how big in diameter is a lightning bolt?
The actual diameter of a lightning channel is one-to two inches.
Also Know, how many gigawatts are in a bolt of lightning? 1.21 gigawatts
People also ask, how much power is in a lightning bolt?
An average bolt of lightning, striking from cloud to ground, contains roughly one billion (1,000,000,000) joules of energy. This is no small amount, enough to power a 60-watt lightbulb for six months plus a forgotten open door refrigerator for a day.
How long and how wide is the average lightning bolt?
Lightning's heat exceeds 50,000 degrees F. or three times hotter than the surface of the sun. Its' speed is 90,000 miles per second (one hundred million feet per second). The average thickness of a bolt is 1-2 inches. It's wrong to say lightning can be "stopped" or prevented.