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Thread #95428   Message #1855431
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
10-Oct-06 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Subject: RE: What is smokestack lightnin'?
If you are referring to what I think, then the Physics says that when you have a column of heated air with particles rising, an electric charge can build up.

If you want to see good examples, then watch movies of strong volancoes erupting, they often have much lightning in the smoke column.

Of course "smokestack lightnin'" may refer to some type of moonshine...