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Is it possible that the theory of electricity (which is admittedly backwards) has inhibited the understanding of how lightning works?Descriptions about lightning always talk about how a “positive charge” moves from ground to cloud (negative lightning) or cloud to ground (positive lightning). It is noticed that “positive lightning” is much stronger than the more common “negative lightning”, but it is (last I heard) not very well understood.Instead of “imagining” positive charges doing the moving, the fact is that it is electrons that are really moving from clouds to ground (negative lightning) or ground to clouds (positive lightning). It is obvious that an accumulation of electrons in clouds moving to ground is far weaker than an accumulation of electrons in the earth moving to the clouds. Simply, there are infinitely more electrons available in the earth than there are in water vapor thousands of feet above the ground.This also explains the nature of sprites, etc. The momentum of the electrons coming up from the earth carries them into space where they interact with other parts of the atmosphere and the earth's electromagnetic fields.I appreciate any clarification of my misunderstanding.Thank you.