Talk:Lightning

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Why lightning?[edit]

I came here to find out why lightning occurs or in other words why is there a potential difference? Didn´t see an answer to that question. Would be nice if the answer to that common question was in the intro. Daniel.Cardenas (talk) 15:54, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

  • "Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during an electrical storm. This discharge occurs between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between that a cloud and another cloud (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning). The charged regions in the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves through this discharge referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground, and a flash, if it occurs within a cloud. Lightning causes light in the form of plasma, and sound in the form of thunder. Lightning may be seen and not heard when it occurs at a distance too great for the sound to carry as far as the light from the strike or flash".

That is the opening now, and I think it answers your question as to what lightning is. As far as "potential difference" is concerned, I found this with some research: "A typical lightning bolt bridges a potential difference (voltage) of several hundred million volts". If you'd like to incorporate that info into the opening, I don't see any reason why not, however, there are other chapters it would work in as well, such as Types or General Considerations. Pocketthis (talk) 17:01, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Doesn't answer the question why there are charged regions or why there is a potential difference.   Thanks, Daniel.Cardenas (talk) 21:15, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Added new section to explain this. Daniel.Cardenas (talk) 02:30, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

The poles are at a temperature where water or molecule are extremely magnetic due to the temperature Tgk11 (talk) 02:42, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

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