News tagged with lightning flashes

Image: Striking lightning from space

Lightning illuminates the area it strikes on Earth but the flash can be seen from space, too. This image was taken from 400 km above Earth in 2012 by an astronaut on the International Space Station travelling at 28 800 km/h.

dateJan 27, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Volcanic lightning recreated in the lab

An LMU team has, for the first time, created volcanic lightning in the lab and captured it on film. The new findings may permit rapid characterization of ash clouds released by volcanic eruptions and improve forecasting of ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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It's like a party in the atmosphere

Ever attend a wild party with flashing lights and loud music that snowballs into a dazzling moment worth remembering? That's something like how scientists describe the chain reactions in our atmosphere that lead to lightning. ...

dateNov 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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