Featured Link: “The Science Behind Lightning’s Electric Shows”

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Today’s post features a short but interesting article on wired.com, which explains the fundamentals behind how lightning is formed and works!

Also included in this post are some interesting lightning-related photos which include some unique shots of various lightning bolts and their effects!  For example, did you know that the earth itself operates as a massive capacitor…developing and holding an electrical charge between the outer atmosphere and the earth itself?  Lightning strikes are a discharge of this energy, and demonstrate the awesome amount of energy that can be stored within this capacitor (earth!)

Find the link to the original article, and some additional resource links, below:

Wired.com Article Link:  http://www.wired.com/2015/10/the-science-behind-lightnings-electric-shows/

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In addition, you can learn more about Lightning on Wikipedia here:  Wikipedia Article – Lightning
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