When I was younger, I used to ask by parents and grandparents about the strange lighting
that flashed about on hot summer nights
. "Why is there no thunder
?" I'd ask.
This is the answer I always got, "it's heat lightning. It is too hot and lighting is created from the heat, that is why you can't hear the thunder."
Over twelve years later I found out the truth behind heat lightning in my meteorology
There is no such thing as heat lightning. Heat lighting is actually normal lightning from a nocturnal storm
that is so far away, one cannot hear the thunder.