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Published August 03, 2011, 12:48 AM

John Wheeler: What Happens When Lightning Strikes

A particularly vivid lightning storm passing over the area might make this number seem too low. However, most lightning does not strike the ground but remains within the cloud. In-cloud lightning is the result of charge separation within the cloud itself.

By: John Wheeler, WDAZ

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