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General physics

  1. Aug 10, 2011 #1
    if a person is travelling in a car and there was thunderstorming rain, is there any possibility that thunderbolt hits the car?(i read that it is not going to hit the car)
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
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  3. Aug 10, 2011 #2
    Yes. A moving car can be hit by lightning.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGv20HGy1b8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emCcbawLVx4
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2011 #3
    i don't mean lighting
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 #4
    What do you mean then ?
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 #5
    A thunderbolt is lightning. And, yes, a moving car can be hit although the person inside will be quite safe.
     
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  7. Aug 10, 2011 #6
  8. Aug 11, 2011 #7
    thanks for giving me answer
     
  9. Aug 11, 2011 #8
    The car being a hollow metallic body, will shield the people inside. It's one of the safest places to be during a lightening storm.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2011 #9
    Something like Faraday's Cage Experiment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage
     
  11. Aug 11, 2011 #10
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