I was wondering-can you see lightning within or above clouds?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I was wondering-can you see lightning within or above clouds?

This question from a viewer is one pilots and astronauts know the answer to-and that answer is yes. There are 'intra-cloud' lightning bolts, flashing from one area to another of differing electrical charges....and also from one cloud to another. And there are special types of lightning that emerge from the tops of thunderstorms; some are colored red (red sprites) and others blue.

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