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22

Jan

What is ball lightning?The elusive weather phenomenon has finally been caught on video, helping scientists to better understand how it works.

What is ball lightning?
The elusive weather phenomenon has finally been caught on video, helping scientists to better understand how it works.

10

Dec

What is green lightning?The eerie lightning strikes may be what scientists call ‘streamers,’ only visible when occurring in a cloud of volcanic ash.

What is green lightning?
The eerie lightning strikes may be what scientists call ‘streamers,’ only visible when occurring in a cloud of volcanic ash.

12

Nov

8 people struck by lightning who lived to talk about itRead these true stories of people who survived lightning strikes.

8 people struck by lightning who lived to talk about it
Read these true stories of people who survived lightning strikes.

28

Oct

How lightning strikes erode mountainsA lightning strike lasts less than a second and yet can have a profound impact on the mountains shape and magnetic charge.

How lightning strikes erode mountains
A lightning strike lasts less than a second and yet can have a profound impact on the mountains shape and magnetic charge.

13

Sep

treehugger:

Jaw —> Floor.
Security Camera shows what it looks like when lightning strikes

30

Jun

Lightning strike blows bark off treeCheck out the results of a stormy encounter between lightning and the hapless tree it used to find a path to the ground.

Lightning strike blows bark off tree
Check out the results of a stormy encounter between lightning and the hapless tree it used to find a path to the ground.

27

Jun

Fractal scarring: The amazing mark left behind on a lightning strike survivorIt’s hard to decide what’s crazier about this story — that Winston Kemp didn’t notice being struck by lightning or the fractal scar left behind.

Fractal scarring: The amazing mark left behind on a lightning strike survivor
It’s hard to decide what’s crazier about this story — that Winston Kemp didn’t notice being struck by lightning or the fractal scar left behind.

25

Jun

When it comes to lightning strikes, what’s the most dangerous activity?7 people have died this year from lightning strikes and 3 of them were fishing.

When it comes to lightning strikes, what’s the most dangerous activity?
7 people have died this year from lightning strikes and 3 of them were fishing.

14

Jun

Photo of the day: Epic lightning bolt strikes America’s tallest skyscraperThe Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) endures a dramatic strike of lightning during an evening storm on June 12 in downtown Chicago. A massive storm system — replete with heavy rain, high winds, hail and possibly even tornadoes — is currently moving through the Midwest, and is expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic later this week.

Photo of the day: Epic lightning bolt strikes America’s tallest skyscraper
The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) endures a dramatic strike of lightning during an evening storm on June 12 in downtown Chicago. A massive storm system — replete with heavy rain, high winds, hail and possibly even tornadoes — is currently moving through the Midwest, and is expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic later this week.

20

May

Lightning strike blows bark off tree
Check out the results of a stormy encounter between lightning and the hapless tree it used to find a path to the ground.

Lightning strike blows bark off tree

Check out the results of a stormy encounter between lightning and the hapless tree it used to find a path to the ground.