Beaded lightning

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(<br/>''Also called'' chain lightning, pearl lightning.) A particular aspect of a [[normal]]  lightning [[flash]] occasionally seen when the [[observer]] happens to view end-on a number of segments  of the irregular channel ([[zigzag lightning]]) and hence receives an impression of higher luminosity  at a series of locations along the channel.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' chain lightning, pearl lightning.) A particular aspect of a [[normal]]  lightning [[flash]] occasionally seen when the [[observer]] happens to view end-on a number of segments  of the irregular channel ([[zigzag lightning]]) and hence receives an impression of higher luminosity  at a series of locations along the channel.</div><br/> </div>
 
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[edit] beaded lightning

(Also called chain lightning, pearl lightning.) A particular aspect of a normal lightning flash occasionally seen when the observer happens to view end-on a number of segments of the irregular channel (zigzag lightning) and hence receives an impression of higher luminosity at a series of locations along the channel.

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