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Carls Corner: The cause of lightning - The Broadside
By Carl Swanson | The Broadside (Contact: cfswanson@cocc.edu) When lightning, occurs when there is electrical discharge in or around a thunderstorm. The three most common types of lightning are cloud-to-ground lightning, cloud-to-cloud lightning, and cloud-to-air lightning. Cloud-to-ground lightning occurs when the electrical charge travels between a negatively charged cloud base and the positively charged ground. …