Weather pictures of lightning


Lightning belongs to the group of meteors other than clouds, the so-called electrometeors. Lightning is the flash of light accompanying a sudden electrical discharge which takes place from or inside a cloud, or less often from high structures, the ground or mountains. Lightning is caused when the negative charge in the lower part of the cloud and the positive charge in the upper part of the cloud become so great the air within the cloud breaks down to allow an electrical current to flow through it and discharge. The mechanism of charge separation is still highly debated. In my area thunderstorms usually occur 20 to 30 times a year.

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Pictures of lightning


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