Lightning is the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.

  1. All storm clouds can create lightning.
  2. Lightning will occur when a significant charge separation builds up, also known as a  Difference of Potential.
  3. Clouds are typically negatively charged at the base of the cloud.
  4. The ground is typically positively charged.
  5. When the Difference of Potential builds up, a Stepped Ladder comes down from the clouds and looks for the oppositely charged Upward Leader. 
  6. When the two connect, lightning is formed.

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