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  1. I know this is an older thread, but I thought I'd give a solid theoretical answer to this question based on some over-estimating assumptions. Given the curvature of the earth, you can use geometry to find the maximum distance for which you could see lightning. We can use the following formula: d = (2RH + H2 - 2Rh - h2)1/2 where H is the height of the clouds, d is the distance, h is your height, and R is the distance to the center of the earth. This formula makes the assumption that the earth can be approximated as a sphere, and it assumes that the angle between your line
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