What causes lightning? Striking 100 times a second somewhere on the planet and packing temperatures up to 50,000 °F lightning is both a common and a fearsome occurrence. Atmospheric electrical discharges known as lightning or thunderbolts (from cloud to cloud or cloud to ground) have captured the imagination and fear of the human race since ancient times. The ancient Greeks believed that lightning was Zeus’ tool to punish human misbehavior or to demonstrate his anger.
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