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


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?


Why does this final "ground-up" strike occur and why is it so much ... Cloud-to- ground lightning comes from the sky down, but the part you see ...

Aug 25, 2009 ... Spectacular views of lighting from the ground up. From Discovery Channel's amazing "Raging Planet" series.
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 ...


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 ...


The answer is BOTH: There are distinct types of lightning strikes to earth that can travel in either direction - cloud-to-ground lightning and ground-to-cloud ...


Dec 9, 2007 ... He wanted to prove that lightning is a form of electricity. We know ... How does this "electricity" form? What do You Need to Make Lightning?


Sep 16, 2014 ... But lightning does injure about 240,000 people and kill 24,000 each year, ... But most of it in the upper atmosphere comes from Earth's surface.


Does lightning come up from the ground or down from the sky? Al Peterlin: Both. Lightning streaks inside a cloud, between clouds, and from clouds to the ground  ...