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Train Up a Child: How to Make Lightning - a simple science experiment for kids

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Red sprites and blue jets are both atmospheric and electrical phenomena that take place in the upper atmosphere. They take place above normal lightning; Blue jets happen in cone shapes above thunderstorm clouds, and are not related to lightning. They’re blue due to ionised emissions from nitrogen. Red sprites can appear as different shapes and have hanging tendrils. They occur when positive lightning goes from the cloud to the ground.

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from National Geographic News

Fire-Tornado Pictures: Why They Form, How to Fight Them

Fire Tornado | Fire-Tornado Pictures: Why They Form, How to Fight Them

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Lightning occurs due to the electrical shift from a negative charge to the positive charge. According to the limits of physics, lightning is the leap of sparks between these two giant masses with different electric field. http://englishkidzone.com/how-does-lightning-occurs/

GEOGALLERY - orbitingthoughts: How Does Volcanic Lightning...

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from Mama Natural

Lightning Crotch(!) Explained + Natural Remedies

Lightning crotch is a sudden, sharp pain that occurs in the pelvis, rectum, or vulva. Here's the 411 on pregnancy lightning crotch plus natural remedies! http://www.mamanatural.com/lightning-crotch/

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Fulgurite = Latin word ‘fulgur’ which means thunderbolt. Fulgurite is created when lightning strikes sand. The high temperature of lightning, air-temperatures over 30,000 °C have been measured, is far higher than the sand melting point of 1800 °C. The silica that sand is made up of fuses together, creating the so-called lightning glass or lightning sand.

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Astonishing Pic of a Huge Waterspount at Tampa Bay, Florida

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Not much love in /r/science. But this is how lightning looks in the upper atmosphere... - Imgur

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Lightning in space: A single bolt of lightning is 50 percent longer than the entire Milky Way galaxy.Scientists have observed lightning on Mars and Saturn but didn't know that lightning could occur in the middle of space, with a force equal to a trillion lightning bolts, or to use the proper scientific terms, 50 million tons of electricity. This insane electrical current was discovered near galaxy 3C303 firing a massive jet of electrified matter 150,000 light-years into outer space.

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