Scientists are still puzzled as to what triggers a spark during a thunderstorm. The latest attempt to answer the question only adds to the intrigue.

The mystery of what causes lightning

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A SciShow Kids viewer wants to know, “Why do lightning and thunder happen?” Get your raincoat, because Jessi will take you inside a thunderstorm to give you the answer!

What Causes Lightning

What Causes Lightning? Scientists Seek Answers To Three Big Questions

What causes lightning and thunder?  Animation shows icy particles coming down and water droplets rising in a cloud, rubbing against each other a creating negative and positive ...

What causes lightning and thunder? Animation shows icy particles coming down and water droplets rising in a cloud, rubbing against each other a creating negative and positive .

Awesome Natural Phenomena

Awesome Natural Phenomena

Natural Facts: Nobody is sure what causes the sailing stones or volcanic lightning. Also, the glowing waves are causes by phytoplankton, and the fire rainbows are made from ice crystals instead of water droplets.

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What Causes Lightning Bolts?

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Harry Potter lightning scar. This is an amazingly awesome headcanon! I like this better then the lightning bolt symbol. (art by burdge via tumblr)

Proper lightning scar would be cool, but the interesting thing is that the crude lightning bolt scar is actually in the shape of the hand movement of the killing curse.

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.

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.

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Share this:Question: What causes lightning to be colored rather than the usual white or blue? Answer: Lightning can appear to be many different colors. It depends on what the light travels through to get to your eyes. In snowstorms, where it is somewhat rare, pink and green are often described as colors of lightning. Haze, …

Share this:Question: What causes lightning to be colored rather than the usual white or blue? Answer: Lightning can appear to be many different colors. It depends on what the light travels through to get to your eyes. In snowstorms, where it is somewhat rare, pink and green are often described as colors of lightning. Haze, …

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