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.
Anthony and Tara cook up some DIY lightning and capture its fractal shape in wood. Why? For science, of course, and also because ... why not?
Lightning happens when there's a buildup of electricity in clouds, right? Wrong. Trace reports on a new study that found that thunderstorms are actually caused by the sun!
New research reveals how these alienlike atmospheric sprites form.
A lightning forecast could help save lives and prevent horrific injuries. Continue reading →
When the sun sets, the show begins: night after night of incredible weather, shimmering aurorae, and stunning starry vistas over the rugged and rural landscapes of South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming are captured in "Huelux." 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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