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