This has led me to the mystery of lightning, which many of you may not understand much more than the basics of. I on the other hand with my mind of useless information have a slightly higher knowledge of all stuff sparky!!!
It is my belief that a dying star billions of light years away in it’s final throws of exploding gas and debris emits both x rays and gamma rays. These in turn travel through the universe eventually ending up bailing into earths atmosphere, it is the x rays that then collide with the negative particles in the cloud thus causing the spark that makes the charges discharge and causing the lightning bolt.
Right then, off to track down some aaa batteries.