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Physics of Lightning

Lightning is caused by the buildup of electrostatic charge in clouds.   One region within the cloud builds up a positive charge and the other a negative charge.  The process is not completely understood as to why, but the bottom of the cloud usually ends up being negatively charged and the top positively charged...

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