Jet lightning is a recently identified electrical discharge from the tops of thunderstorms. Unlike typical lightning, these jets push electrical charge into the upper atmosphere. Scientists across the globe have been capturing these unique events. Recently, scientists in China recorded a “giant” jet that reached 44 miles above the tops of the storm clouds. This is an astounding electrical discharge. Scientist will continue to study these events as they are part of mechanism of how electrical charge is moved around the earth.
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