How Does Lightning Form?

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During a rain storm, the thunderclouds are full of negatively charged particles. The earth, on the other hand, has a positive charge. When the difference between the two becomes great enough, lightning will form. You can find more information here: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:2aPW1rIFgFMJ:www.wrh.noaa.gov/ggw/newsletter/summer_05/Lightningformation.pdf+how+does+lightning+form&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESi-ijrCxu182OI_sHyEY7J0ERf-YzRtL9uM_3NKxLWHeIr_pvjUfcpx4jTOSd-uc81ElsIIzGyfXKy3eXJ-654bWR9pHbFrvvzzCIcDNwwWeqqIkw_7wirsm1mmB3De1nK8SF6K&sig=AHIEtbTPiKm3fAuTTAclZd3WL_R7060zAQ
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Lightning is one of the most poorly understood natural occurrences around and also one of the most powerful and attractive. There is still some debate as to exactly how it happens
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Thunder and lightning form when the negative charge in a cloud gets big enough and it then seeks a path to the ground. Lightning forms when the negative charge streams from the cloud
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The Lightning forms when the negative charges, electrons, in the bottom of the cloud are attracted to the positive charges, protons, in the ground.
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In a clear calm atmosphere, electric charge is fairly uniform in the atmosphere. During a thunderstorm, due to the physical processes going on within and around a cloud, areas of
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Lightning results from the buildup and discharge of electrical energy between positively and negatively charged areas.
Rising and descending air within a thunderstorm separates these positive and negative charges.
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