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saiteja
 
Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 08:49 am
Do Thunderbolts fall on seas??
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 01:00 pm
@saiteja,
yes
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 01:03 pm
Actually, isn't it the case that thunderbolts actually start from the ground (or sea) and travel upwards some of the time?
timur
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 01:04 pm
@Ragman,
For sure:

http://www.noupe.com/wp-content/uploads/trans/cdn_smash/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/thunderbolt-over-the-sea.jpg
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 01:10 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Many times but not always...it can be cloud-to-cloud. The lightning generates from a potential voltage differential and contrast of temperatures. However, that's a gross over-simplification. For greater details, take a look at the following link:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/lightning.htm
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