News tagged with lightning

How far away was that lightning?

You probably do it. It might be ingrained from when you were a kid, and now it's almost automatic. You see the flash of lightning – and you immediately start counting the seconds till it thunders.

dateJun 07, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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First light for the storm hunter

As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA's latest observatory ...

dateMay 23, 2018 in Space Exploration
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