Sunday Science Tidbit; What’s in a lightning bolt?

With all the summertime thunderstorms, I figured we’d do this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit on the different parts of lightning. Patrick Moloney – New Bern Lightning occurs when you have a difference in electrical charges such as a negative charge a the base of a cloud and a positive charge near the ground. Have you ever heard thunder crackle before a big boom? What you’re hearing is the stepped leader. It can appear to be very jagged and indirect and typically branches outward toward the ground. The stepped leader develops downward at a rate of…

Sunday Science Tidbit; What is the color of the ocean?

Our very own Kelly Byrne gave me the topic for this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit. So… What color is the ocean? Blue, green, blue-green, brow…