What is lightening and what is thunder, how does it work
My general understanding of lightening is that of electricity but I get the feeling there is more to it than meets the eye.
My father is approaching ninety years old and I have notice in the recent past that he calls me sometimes when there are storms and he was never afraid of anything in his lifetime not that he showed it so now that he is calling me I am humbled by this fear.
So I went on youtube and did a search of science documentaries and there were references to space debris causing lightening by way of friction I think that's what I understood. Initially the understanding was water drops causing friction with ice until there was more study to discover space debris.
Can anyone elaborate ?