Could we one day use lasers to push lightning wherever we want it to go? Maybe, sure, but that 'one day' is likely to be a long way off. Still, though, scientists aren't easily discouraged, and it's no surprise that they're working on it.
Nearly every commercial airliner is struck by lightning at least once each year, according to Air and Space Magazine. Continue reading →
In TWO stunning orbital photos, a thunderstorm over Mexico generated two huge, red sprites reaching into space.
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.
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