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 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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