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Different Strokes
Ball Ball lightning occurs after a ground flash. The ball is usually red, orange, or yellow. It can be as small as a grapefruit or as big as a pumpkin. After briefly hovering above the ground or darting wildly about, the lightning ball fizzles out—or ends with a startling BANG!
cloud Cloud lightning never strikes the earth.
Spider Spider Flashes of spider lightning crawl across the sky for up to 90 miles.
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