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Lightening an thunder take place in the sky at the same time and at the same distance from us. Lightning is seen earlier and thunder is heard later. Can you explain?

 Lightening an thunder take place in the sky at the same time and at the same distance from us. Lightning is seen earlier and thunder is heard later. Can you explain?

Grade:12

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5964 Points
one year ago
Dear Student

The speed of light is more than that of sound. Due to more speed the light reaches us before the sound does. So lightening is seen earlier and thunder is heard later.

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