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

What is lightning? - science made simple

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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 ...

NASA - How Is Lightning Made?

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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 ...

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Aug 25, 2009 ... When lightning strikes,the thunder we hear is actually the sound of the ... Lightening formation and the innermost core of the Earth which is ...

Lightning Formation - Windows to the Universe

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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.

Lightning Physics - RegentsPrep

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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 ...

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 Physics Classroom

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

What causes lightning?

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

How Lightning Works | HowStuffWorks

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Lightning is a beautiful but deadly natural phenomenon. Learn about every aspect of lightning, from electrical storms and lightning strikes to lightning rods and ...

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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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Lightning - Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids

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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 ...

NWS JetStream - How Lightning is Created

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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  ...

How Lightning Forms | UCAR Center for Science Education

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Lightning happens when the negative charges (electrons) in the bottom of the cloud are attracted to the ... Thunder is the sound caused by rapidly expanding air.