Does lightning strike from the ground up?


A lightning bolt is created from the ground up and also down from the sky. Negative charges from a thunderstorm slowly lower to the ground, while positive charges rise from the ground or an object toward the sky. When these two streamers, or ion groups, meet, visible lightning is created.

The rising and lowering streamers are invisible to the human eye, and only become visible when they meet, which causes a lightning bolt from the grounded object to shoot toward the sky. This occurs in a split second, making it nearly impossible to determine from what direction the bolt came. The upward streamer normally forms from the tallest nearby object, but sometimes a smaller object becomes the source of the streamer.

Q&A Related to "Does lightning strike from the ground up?"
An entire lightning strike employs both upward and downward moving
well to be honest i have no idea why it goes down to the ground. That is swhy i came to wikianswers. But i think that electrity and lightning are the smae thing and electricity is
From the cloud down duh.
He means when users are the products.
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