how does lightning take place between the clouds?

cloud-to-ground lightning (NOAA)

What causes lightning?

Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground. 

As seen in the photo above, cloud-to-ground lightning usually occurs near the boundary between the updraft region (where the darkest) clouds are, and the downdraft/raining region (with the lighter, fuzzy appearance). Sometimes, however, the lightning bolt can come out of the side of the storm, and strike a location miles away, seemingly coming out of the clear blue sky. 

As long as a thunderstorm continues to produce lightning, you know that the storm still has active updrafts and is still producing precipitation. The temperature inside a lightning bolt can reach 50,000 degrees F, hotter than the surface of the sun. Objects that are struck by lightning can catch on fire, but since the flash is so brief, objects can also show little or no evidence of burning at all.
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cloud-to-ground lightning (NOAA)

What causes lightning?

Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground. 

As seen in the photo above, cloud-to-ground lightning usually occurs near the boundary between the updraft region (where the darkest) clouds are, and the downdraft/raining region (with the lighter, fuzzy appearance). Sometimes, however, the lightning bolt can come out of the side of the storm, and strike a location miles away, seemingly coming out of the clear blue sky. 

As long as a thunderstorm continues to produce lightning, you know that the storm still has active updrafts and is still producing precipitation. The temperature inside a lightning bolt can reach 50,000 degrees F, hotter than the surface of the sun. Objects that are struck by lightning can catch on fire, but since the flash is so brief, objects can also show little or no evidence of burning at all.
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Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge caused by unbalanced electric charge in the atmosphere.

 
Lightning discharges may occur between areas of cloud without contacting the ground. When it occurs between two separate clouds it is known as inter-cloud lightning, and when it occurs between areas of differing electric potential within a single cloud it is known as intra-cloud lightning. Intra-cloud lightning is the most frequently occurring type
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there are nagative elemrnts above the clouds and + below the clouds and when they meet they form electricity on alarge scale and this is the reason whhy lightning occures

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In rain clouds, the positive charges rise to the top and the negative charges fall to the bottom. When two clouds come close to each other, due to this the negative and positive charges attract each other towards themselves. When the two come in contact, the charge gets neutralised. This causes an enormous outburst of energy in the form of lightning. This type of lightning is also known as inter-cloud lightning.  

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some positive charges collect on upper edges of the cloud n also on the groung and negative charges accumilate on the lower edges.when current starts flowing the positive and negative charges meet and lightining occurs...
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some positive charges collect on upper edges of the cloud n also on the groung and negative charges accumilate on the lower edges.when current starts flowing the positive and negative charges meet and lightining occurs...
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In rain clouds, the positive charges rise to the top and the negative charges fall to the bottom. When two clouds come close to each other, due to this the negative and positive charges attract each other towards themselves. When the two come in contact, the charge gets neutralised. This causes an enormous outburst of energy in the form of lightning. This type of lightning is also known as inter-cloud lightning.  
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