Through all history,
thunder, lightning and lightning strike were natural phenomena which fascinated
and frightened man. His efforts to protect himself from efects made by
that phenomena were not successfull because of his unuderstanding of phisics.
Noticeable progress hapened in 18th century when Benjamin
Franklin with his experiments discoverd that lightning strike is actually
discharge of static electricity gathered in storm clouds. Today the need
that we know more abouth this phenomena has increased, and the modern
devices made that possible.
Lightning strike is still a fascinant and not all
the way explained phenomena. Protection from lightning stike has various
definitions through history, but we still don't know how to completly
explain all influences which determine certain lightning strike. But that
doesn't mean that we don't know anything about it, on the contrary, there
are few less or more complex theories which explain mechanisam of spreading
We tried to explain most significant theories with llanguage that everyone
can understand, to describe the effects of lightning strike and explain
the ways of protecting from it. Every theme is detaly examined in that
way we started from global and simple to complex and concrete things,
trying to enable everyone to stop on the level which suits him.
ever it is possible, text is ilustrated with pictures and more or less
interactive animations, which list can be found here.
After every theme you can check your knowledge with a small quiz.