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Electric spark - Wikipedia

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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 ...

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 didn't have a good gut-level understanding of them myself. As usual, my lack of ...

Static Electricity and Lightning by Ron Kurtus - Physics Lessons ...

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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.

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 ...

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 - The Big Spark

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Lightning may not seem much like static electricity, but it's actually very similar. Both are sparks of electricity created through the attraction of unlike charges.

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 ...

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 ...