Most of us associate lightning with thunderstorms. But there are other ways "lightning" can be caused:
- static discharge such as what you may see when you rub your feet on a rug on a cold dry day, and when touching someone, a spark jumps from your finger. This is a form of lightning.
- The lightning created by those wonderful science machines / experiments shown in museums. (Similar to what you see in Frankenstein movies.)
- Volcanic lightning.
Can or should one say the bracha on any of these (and similar) forms of lightning? Why or why not?