Scientists have also discovered there is something called "dark lightning" that precedes every lightning strike.
Like cracking the glass of reality
One of the most awesome gifs i've seen
Actually lightening strikes happen from the ground upwards. They don't come down, they go up from the ground.
The reason why that is, is because the clouds are positively charged and the ground is negatively charged. To balance out the electrons (which are responsible for the negative charge) discharge from the ground up.
That's beautiful, and quite educational for our younger viewers on this website.
This could be so shopped...