I wonder why lighting is attracted to metal?
Lighting is attracted to pointy things but metal is a primary conductor of electricity. Think that lighting is kind of lazy so i goes for the closest tall thing then it builds up enough energy to power 5 homes for 12 hours. In a lighting storm the several clouds in one cluster that is because the electric charge in the clouds attracts the other electric charges in other clouds, this is because electricity is drawn to electricity. When the is a burst in the clouds pressure that is when lighting strikes. Lighting rod are made from a primary conductor of electricity and is also pointed, they also need to be placed up really high so the lightning doesn't hit a higher point, in auckland there is a lighting rod right at the top of Sky Tower.