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Electric spark

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An electric spark is an abrupt electrical discharge that occurs when a sufficiently high electric ... Lightning is an example of an electric spark in nature, while electric sparks, large or ... Elec...

Static Electricity 4: Static Electricity and Lightning - Science NetLinks

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How is lightning different from a spark? (Lightning works the same way as a spark, except that it happens on a massive scale. Lightning is created when water ...

Static Electricity and Lightning - Physics Lessons: School for ...

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Feb 12, 2009 ... Lightning consist of huge static electric sparks that jump from cloud to cloud or from a cloud to some ... Lighting can travel in different directions.

electrostatics - Why is the shape of lightning or an electric spark a ...

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Sep 22, 2014 ... Why is the shape of the lightning (or an electric spark) always of a ... The electrons come from many different places in the clouds and the ...

Sparks and lightning (Bill Beaty's Homepage)

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While attempting to explain sparks and lightning to some friends, I realized that I ... As the exploring finger of dim purple lightning comes downward, the purple ...

What causes lightning? - Planet Science

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Have you ever got a static electricity shock? Or seen sparks when you take off your jumper? When lightning is made the same thing happens, but on a much ...

Lightning - The Big Spark

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Both are sparks of electricity created through the attraction of unlike charges. ... It's the negative charges in the bottom of the cloud that cause lightning to strike ...

What is Lightning and Causes of It? - Conserve Energy Future

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Causes of lightning: Lightning occurs when electricity builds up during a thunderstorm. ... The lightning spark occurs mostly between clouds but can also occur ...

Severe Weather 101: Lightning Basics

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Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, ... and the sound waves set off by the lightning discharge have different arrival ...

How does lightning happen? - Quora

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In a storm cloud, this is a separation of charges due to friction between the water and dust ... reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

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Causing Sparks and Lightning, Static Electricity - Electronics Tutorials

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Causing Sparks and Lightning. A spark is a stream of electrons jumping across an air gap, heating the air until it glows and expands. Certain conditions can ...

Lightning Types and Classifications - Storm Highway

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The little 'static' sparks between your finger and a doorknob are, technically ... type of discharge - lightning inside a single storm cloud, jumping between different ...

If air cannot conduct electricity, how can lightning happen? - Physics ...

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Jan 23, 2015 ... Electrons can have different energy levels - or energy states. ... A lightning/ thunder is just an electrical spark (which everyone with electrical ...