Lightning is a light source. That is why you see a "flash of lightning."
They simulated lightning in the early earth's atmosphere. The reasoning being that the reactions required some form of energy input to begin, and that lightning would have almost certainly been present.
Yes it can. In fact it is normal. Tornadoes form during thunderstorms so they are often accompanied by frequent lighting. One particular photograph has become widely used on the internet showing a lightning strike right next to a waterspout.
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I'm not an expert and I don't claim to be but I highly doubt it. Thunder is the sound of lightning and lightning is a flash of light. I'm not sure why lightning occurs or what forms it but I don't think it can cause a hurricane because of how hurricanes are formed.
Lightning forms in clouds.
Cumulonimbus clouds form lightning
Lightning bolt forms when there is an imbalance between positive and negative charges. When these electronic charges meet in the clouds, they form lightning bolt.
Lightning is a form of static electricity
No, lightning is not a form of precipitation. Precipitation is any form of water falling from the sky. i.e. snow, rain, sleet, hail, etc. Lightning is an electrical phenomenon, not a liquid one.
It isn't the lightning, but the rain, which promotes the growth of mushrooms.
No. Thunder is the sound produced by lightning. Lightning is a form of electricity.
Lightning can be used as a noun (bolt of lightning) or an adjective (lightning fast). It is not a verb, so it does not have a past tense form.
No. Since tornadoes form in thunderstorms they are usually accompanied by lightning, but they do not actually cause lightning.
Benjamin Franklin was the first person to prove that lightning is a form of electricity.