There is nothing more compelling to many than watching a lightning storm in the summer as bolts streak across the night sky. Parents and children lie on beds and look out the windows, counting the seconds between flashes and thunder to see how far away each strike was.
An intense summer thunderstorm can also be a cathartic event. Once the show is over, and the rain stops, the air feels refreshed. Has there been a change in the air from the lightning? Yes, and Mother Nature uses the power of a thunderstorm to clean the air and the upper atmosphere.