Electricity can travel from ground-to-cloud, too -- and the effects can be damaging. Continue reading →
Nearly every commercial airliner is struck by lightning at least once each year, according to Air and Space Magazine. Continue reading →
Bolts from the sky can have an effect that was previously thought only to be created by a meteorite striking Earth. →
Check out these shots of spectacular lighting and dramatic skies around the world.
If it seems like thunderstorms happen more at night, it's because they do. But we literally can't see them coming.
At last, here's a possible explanation for those strangely shaped bursts of light that appear above storm clouds 50 miles up. Continue reading →
These 16 stunning and astonishing images of our world's weather were chosen from over 2,000 submissions.
The first images of thunder are created using triggered lightning -- and a lot of microphones -- to create an acoustic signature.
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