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Dueling charges inside a lightning storm


Dueling charges inside a lightning storm

They are as terrifying as they are majestic. And as you gaze in awe of the stream of light ablaze from the sky above, your thought shortly after may be, “back away from the metal objects.” So as hypnotizing as this force of nature can be, you may even begin to wonder, what exactly goes into this electric force of nature? Allow us to break down the science behind that lightning display in the sky.

Starting by laying down a foundation for why you see what you see, you must first understand there is an electrical tension between the earth’s surface and the atmosphere.

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