Before we get into the difference between positive and negative lightning, let's talk about how lightning works in the first place. Scientists are still debating the details of this process, but here's the leading theory: Thunderclouds are filled with tiny bits of ice that collide and knock away each other's electrons. Some ice particles lose electrons, and others gain them — the former gain a positive charge, the latter a negative one. The positive particles then tend to gather toward the top of the cloud, and the negative ones gather at the bottom. What happens next is literally a giant burst of static electricity, just like the stuff that sparks from your fingers on a dry, cold day. As the charge grows larger on both sides, an exchange of energy is inevitable. Eventually, a bolt of electrons is going to leap from the negative side to the positive side and even things out a bit.
Most of the time, that lightning stays between the upper and lower parts of the cloud. But the lightning you see when a storm rolls through blasts its electrons towards the ground instead, as the negatively charged water particles toward the bottom of the cloud interact with the earth. When a negative charge is transferred from a cloud to the ground, it's known as negative lightning, and it makes up about 90 to 95 percent of all the lightning you ever see.
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