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Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during a thunderstorm. This discharge ..... In some cases, a ground to cloud (GC) lightning flash may originate from a positively charged region on the ground below a storm.

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First of all, to be vague, it comes from both but starts in the cloud. A combination of air currents and moving ice and water particles in the cloud causes positive ...

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Cloud-to-ground lightning comes from the sky down, but the part you see comes from the ground up. A typical cloud-to-ground flash lowers a ...

www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/faq

A “Bolt from the Blue” is a cloud-to-ground flash which typically comes out of the back side of the ... Does lightning strike from the sky down, or the ground up?

www.planet-science.com/categories/over-11s/natural-world/2012/06/what-causes-lightning.aspx

How does lightning form? Lightning is an electric current. To make this electric current, first you need a cloud. When the ground is hot, it heats the air above it.

www.york.ac.uk/media/cll/documents/lightening.pdf

During hot humid days, warm air rising through the atmosphere carries moisture upwards. As the air travels higher, it begins to cool and the moisture begins to ...

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May 23, 2012 ... 'Streamers' come up from the ground to form a pathway. ... You can find out more about what we do, book us live in action with one of our ...

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May 14, 2014 ... How does lightning travel through the air? New research from the University of Reading suggests that energetic particles from the sun could be ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/lightning

Contrary to the common expression, lightning can and often does strike the same .... When the lowermost step comes within 150 feet (46 meters) of a positively ...