How Does Lightning Form?


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:
1 Additional Answer Answer for: how does lightning form
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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