For the first time, scientists have imaged thunder, shedding light on the physical processes that create it.
A new map shows the distribution of lightning strikes across the Earth over the past two decades.
The sun may be partly responsible for lightning strikes on Earth, and scientists think fluctuations in the sun's magnetic field could be used to predict lightning storms weeks in advance.
Expect a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes within the United States by 2100 if temperatures continue to rise due to greenhouse gas emissions.
A high-speed camera run by the University of Florida's Lightning Research Laboratory caught an unusual bolt from the blue in Gainesville.
Before the Hawaii-bound storm Julio strengthened into a hurricane, a NASA satellite spotted a high-energy flash of "dark lightning" coming from the swirling clouds.
Eerie radio signals called whistlers have been detected from volcanic lightning for the first time.
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