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(Reguidit frae Lichtnin)
Clud tae clud fire-flaucht
Clud tae clud fire-flaucht

A fire-flaucht (kent forbye as foudrie, or lichtnin) is a pouerfu naitural electrostatic dischairge that kythes in throu a thunnerstorm. The lichtnin's suddent electric delash comes alang wi the emeesion o veesible licht an ither furms o electromagnetic radiation. In a suddenty the flowe o electric current gaun throu the fire-flaucht hets an chynges the air intae a plasma. This gars the air pairt an come dunnerin back thegither, the affcome bein the soond o thunner fae the oam .