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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning

Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during a thunderstorm. This discharge .... A typical cloud-to-ground lightning flash culminates in the formation of an electrically conducting plasma channel through the air in excess of 5 ...

www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/home/F_What_Causes_Lightning_Flash.html

Dec 9, 2007 ... He wanted to prove that lightning is a form of electricity. ... Some lightning flashes are made up of as many as 25 or more lightning bolts ...

www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/lightning/lightning.html

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  ...

www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-lightning.htm

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 ...

www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/activity-blogs/lightning

May 23, 2012 ... Clouds may look fluffy and innocent, but they are actually active places. At their most exciting, they can create the wondrous effect of lightning.

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

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 ...

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Aug 25, 2009 ... That's not very accurate description of how lightening comes about. lightening happens even there was no hail stones formed within clouds.

scied.ucar.edu/webweather/thunderstorms/how-lightning-forms

Lightning happens when the negative charges (electrons) in the bottom of the cloud ... The connection is made and the protons rush up to meet the electrons.

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Lightning! Zap! You just touched a metal doorknob after shuffling your rubber- soled feet across the carpet. Yipes! You've been struck by lightning! Well, not really ...