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Lightning - Wikipedia


Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during an electrical storm. ... A typical cloud to ground lightning flash culminates in the formation of an  ...

What is lightning? - science made simple


May 23, 2012 ... How is lightning formed? Water and ice move around inside the cloud; forced up by warm air currents, down by gravity, and compressed in the ...

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Aug 25, 2009 ... 'how lightning is generated from fee miles above us. .... Lightening formation and the innermost core of the Earth which is under astronomical ...

How Lightning Forms | UCAR Center for Science Education


It is at that point that we see lightning and hear thunder. A bolt of lightning heats the air along its path causing it to expand rapidly. Thunder is the sound caused ...

NWS JetStream - How Lightning is Created


The conditions needed to produce lightning have been known for some time. However, exactly how lightning forms has never been verified so there is room for  ...

What causes lightning? - Planet Science


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 ...

The Science of Lightning - Live Science


Jan 17, 2005 ... How lightning and thunder work. ... Thunderstorms are caused by rapidly rising and falling currents of air. The friction from this moving air ...

Lightning Physics


Lightning is caused by the build up of electrostatic charge in clouds. One region within the cloud builds up a positive charge and the other a negative charge.

What causes lightning?


Nov 26, 2010 ... Brief, simplified description of the processes that cause lightning.

Lightning - The Physics Classroom


Perhaps the most known and powerful display of electrostatics in nature is a lightning storm. Lightning storms are inescapable from humankind's attention.

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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NASA - How Is Lightning Made?


Aug 19, 2004 ... He wanted to prove that lightning is a form of electricity. We know now that flying a kite in a storm is not safe. But, Ben was right. Lightning is a ...

Lightning - Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids


Thunder is caused by lightning. When a lightning bolt travels from the cloud to the ground it actually opens up a little hole in the air, called a channel. Once then ...

Lightning Formation - Windows to the Universe


May 27, 2010 ... The sky is filled with electric charge. In a calm sky, the positive (+) and negative (- ) charges are evenly spaced throughout the atmosphere.