Lighting can strike the ground miles away from the towering thunderstorms that produce it, a phenomenon called a bolt from the blue.
Sunday's fatal lightning strike at Venice Beach is a tragic reminder of how important it is to be safe during a thunderstorm. Continue reading →
At least one person was killed and up to eight others injured when freak lightning struck the bustling Venice Beach.
Storm chaser Scott Sheppard kept the video rolling as a bolt of lightning shot down his arm, through his vehicle, and blasted a hole in the ground.
Summer arrived early in Lower Manhattan and gave the skyline standout a jolt.
New research reveals how these alienlike atmospheric sprites form.
A lightning forecast could help save lives and prevent horrific injuries. Continue reading →
The mysterious flashes of lightning that sometimes precede or accompany a temblor, called earthquake lights, could be caused by the shifting of grains in the ground surrounding faults.
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