How fast is lightning?
I've seen many different sources saying different things.
On Wikipedia it is stated how lightning can travel at speeds of 220,000 km/h, which is
61 100 m/s. The speed of light is 299 800 000 m/s, so lightning is 0.0002x the speed of light, or 4 900x slower then light.
According to this it is 75 miles per second, or 120 675 m/s. which is 0.0004x the speed of light, or 2450 times slower then light.
According to this site it is about 3,700 miles per second, or 5 953 km/s, or 5 953 000 m/s, which is 0.02x the speed of light or 50 times slower then light.
This last link looks most reliable, so I’ll quote few passages.
„However, the speed is normally no more than half
the speed of light, usually substantially less.“
„Per the MEDICAL MYSTERIES LIGHTNING STRIKES video put out by the Discovery Channel(2000 Publication), it states that lightning travels at a rate of 60,000 miles a second.“
Here we have two sources, one which states how speed of lightning is normally no more than half the speed of light (suggesting it can possibly go even beyond the 0.5x speed of light), but it’s usually less then that.
And the other which simply states how speed of lightning is 60 000 miles per second, or 96 540 000 m/s 0.322 x the speed of light
So what are your thoughts on subject ?
To me it looks like the speed of lightning is more inconsistent then the speed of DBZ characters lol jk.