Earth has more in common with gigantic neighbor Jupiter than you think. For one, their lightning strikes are amazingly similar that even scientists were surprised.
Lightning expert Prof Ir Dr Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir, said Malaysia has the third highest lightning activity in the world. And the lack of awareness of Malaysians on this statistics makes it even more dangerous for them.
New lightning detection instrument could pave way to improved and better weather forecasts.
Lightning may not strike the same place twice, but they can definitely strike indoors.
As hurricane Matthew intensified in north of Colombia, rare lightning sprites lit up the skies just above the thunderstorm clouds.
The number of lightning strike deaths in the U.S. for the year 2016 has been increasing, killing three times as many people as tornadoes have.
In just one hit, more than 300 reindeer were killed instantly by a strike of lightning.
Capturing a dinosaur-shaped lightning in a photo is not what you see every day.
Thinking of going to the beach on a rainy afternoon? Think again. There are other things more dangerous that sharks, one of which is lightning.
Sprite phenomena, found 25 to 50 miles above thunderstorms--may have to do with gravity and the atmosphere.
Scientists have for the first time imaged thunder, visually capturing the sound waves created by artificially triggered lightning, according to a new study.
"Happy Earth Day! Now get out." That's essentially what the Calbuco volcano said to residents of southern Chile yesterday evening (April 23) after it started billowing huge columns of ash and lava into the air. Authorities already declared a red alert for the area, and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius of the eruption.
Scientists have long debated whether warming temperatures around the globe would mean a stormier atmosphere. And while that doesn't seem to be the case, new research has revealed that big storms are only going to get bigger, while small storms are going to shrink.
The Sun's magnetic field is reportedly increasing the number of UK lightning strikes, possibly providing scientists with a new type of early warning system.
We already know that climate change is increasing the likelihood of daily floods, tornadoes and heat waves. Now, new research shows that lightning will strike 50 percent more often in our warming world, though where these electric shocks will occur remains a mystery.