Static electricity is defined as?
- Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material.
- The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge.
- Static electricity is named in contrast with current electricity, which flows through wires or other conductors and transmits energy
Well i don't know about electricity but i know about static electricity. Lightning is like static electricity, except on a much bigger scale. Both lightning and static electricity happen because of the attraction between the opposite charges. When static electricity moves, it is a current. When static electricity in clouds discharges to earth there is a huge, very short current pulse (surge).