Difference between Thunder and Lightning?

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Lightning is an atmospheric electrostatic discharge that typically occurs during thunderstorms and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or even dust storms while thunder is the sound made by lightning.
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Thunderstorms develop when warm, moist air rises to join cold air high in the atmosphere. When the humid air rises and meets the cold air, large clouds form. When the clouds become
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positive and negative charges move from the clowd to the earth with the fome of lightning.
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I'm not a meteorologist, but thunder and lightning are possible in the winter when you get rapid convection. I've seen this happen over water. You can then get hail and 'thundersnow
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There are violent air currents inside cumulonimbus clouds that cause ice crystals
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Lightning is a huge discharge of electricity between the atmosphere and the earth and it causes vibrations in the air through hitting the air as well as rapidly heating the air which causes expansions and in turn, more vibrations. Anything that vibrates produces sound and so we hear thunder. Thunder is the sound that is made by lightning.
Lightning is an abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light. Thunder is the sound made by lightning. Depending on the nature of the lightning and distance of the listener, it can range from a sharp, loud crack to a long, low rumble.
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