Why does the lighting occur?

Lightning is an electric current.Within a thunder-cloud way up int he sky,many small bits of ice bump into each other as they move around the air.All of those collisions create an electric charge.

The positive charges or protons form at the top of the cloud and the negative charges or electrons form at the bottom of the cloud.

Lightning is a case of opportunities attracting.The negative charges in the cloud are attracted to the positive charge of the earth’s surface.

When the charges become strong enough,electricity flows from the negatively charged cloud to the positively charged surface of the Earth,creating a lightning bolt.

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