This stunning photo was taken in Malaysia’s Klang Valley, probably Thor’s most visited place in the world.
A very unique shot by photographer Fendy Gan during a storm with lots of lightning. This stunning photo was taken in the Klang Valley, Malaysia, and is a composite of 32 individual photos taken in 40 minutes.
This photo captures a stunning panorama of a lightning storm in the sky of Kuala Lumpur city. Photographer Fendy Gan says he didn’t put much effort into getting such a vivid shot, he just set the camera to burst mode and some basic Photoshop manipulations.
Gan said that thunder is not difficult in the city, but this storm was more special because the sky was clear and the thunder “strike” was very illusory.
Malaysia is one of the most lightning-prone countries in the world. The Klang Valley is one of the extreme weather regions with the highest frequency of lightning strikes in the world.
Lightning occurs due to electrical discharges in the atmosphere between the clouds and the ground. Or between clouds with different charges, sometimes even in volcanic eruptions or dust storms (sand). Lightning can travel up to 36,000 km/h as it discharges in the atmosphere.
Lightning is the movement of ions, but the shape of lightning is created by the flow of glowing plasma. Therefore, it is best to see the noise before hearing it, as it travels at 1,230 km/h. Under normal conditions, the speed of light is 299,792,458 m/s.
So when lightning occurs, thunder comes after a period of time, proving that the speed of sound is usually slower than the speed of light.
The Met Office estimates that there are more than 3,000,000 lightning strikes every day around the world. However, some regions of the world are more susceptible to lightning strikes than others.
Images from NASA satellite observations show that lightning is more likely to strike on land than at sea, and is more likely to occur closer to the equator. The only two regions with more lightning than the Klang Valley are eastern Central Africa and northwestern South America.