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24

Jul

'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a yearThe ‘Catatumbo Lightning’ has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to 40,000 lightning strikes in one night.

'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year
The ‘Catatumbo Lightning’ has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to 40,000 lightning strikes in one night.

12

May

Origin of mysterious ‘jellyfish lightning sprites’ revealedThe ‘sprites’ are large electrical discharges that occur above thunderstorms, but scientists had trouble tracking them as they do not always occur during a storm.

Origin of mysterious ‘jellyfish lightning sprites’ revealed
The ‘sprites’ are large electrical discharges that occur above thunderstorms, but scientists had trouble tracking them as they do not always occur during a storm.

30

Apr

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.
Here’s how it happened.

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.

Here’s how it happened.

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.