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How the lightening form in the sky?

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Asked by ajay waranashiwar, 21 Oct '13 01:09 pm
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Inside a storm cloud it is very turbulent. Rain and ice particles bounce around, driven by the winds of the storm until they are heavy enough to fall. All this bouncing around and colliding knocks electrons off the particles, so they become charged. Because the Earth is positively charged, the cloud separates itself into negative charges at the bottom and positive charges at the top. Eventually, the potential of the charges is strong enough to force them to equalize, either in a bolt within the cloud, or between clouds, or from cloud to ground.
Answered by anil garg, 21 Oct '13 01:55 pm

 
  
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The way lightning forms is when warm air and water molecules in the clouds begin aligning charges, as this happens it attracts the opposite charge on the ground and then when the build up is enough the ground discharges the electricity to the sky...this also occurs when the 2 charges are aligned in 2 separate layers of clouds hence the lightning streaking across the sky
Answered by Stone Heart, 21 Oct '13 01:11 pm

 
  
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