Lightning around the world


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Ten children have been killed by lightning in the north-western Uganda city of Arua after sheltering in a hut during a storm.

The children were playing football when heavy rain forced them to take a break in a nearby grass-thatched structure which was struck by lightning.
Nine children, aged 13 to 15, were killed on the spot while another died on the way to hospital.
Three survivors are receiving treatment at the regional hospital.

Uganda's north-western region has been experiencing severe rains coupled with thunder and lightning.

This is the worst accident of its kind in Uganda since 2011, when 18 children were killed at a school in the mid-western region.
That year, 28 people also died from lightning strikes in a single week.



The Living Force
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The Electric Discharge Detection Network has registered 5,867 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in Catalonia, of which 863 in the #Berguedà .
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The map shows them by time slots and allows you to see their trajectory from southwest to northeast

Amazing Video: Lightning strikes near moving truck in BR
Aug 17, 2020

August 24, 2020
The size and scope of the fires are unprecedented, Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, wrote in a blog post.
“As I’ve stated publicly, I’m essentially at a loss for words to describe the scope of the lightning-sparked fire outbreak that has rapidly evolved in northern California — even in the context of the extraordinary fires of recent years,” he wrote. “It’s truly astonishing.”

Already, more than 2,000 homes and commercial buildings have been destroyed by fire in California since late July. They include nearly 1,000 that were decimated since Aug. 15, which marked the start of what officials were calling a “lightning siege” of about 12,000 strikes that started an estimated 585 fires in California.

Meanwhile in Madrid

Kari Baba

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Florida seems to be the El Dorado of atmospheric and weather phenomena - spectacular images from there almost daily, which, like many things, currently show completely new faces.

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At 11:55 p.m., Thursday, September 10, a very intense thunderstorm raged over the Corsican reliefs. 300 kms away, from Genoa, I photographed this magnificent jellyfish sprite (leprechaun) Sprite jellyfish over corsica from Genoa, (300 kms away)

Hiratsuka has been thundering from the beginning. A scene of a thunderstorm at 20:50:56 on September 9, 2020, seen from a home in Hiratsuka to the northwest with a wide-angle camera. It's a change of only about 2 seconds, but you can see that lightning is proceeding while looking for a place where electricity can easily pass.

Thunder was heavy last night, and large sprites also appeared. A sprite that appeared at 0:57:52 on September 10, 2020 is seen from a wide-angle camera facing northwest from his home in Hiratsuka. Multiples appeared at the same time and illuminated the sky red.

From the electrical storm tonight in the North Sultana (Monterrey Nuevo León, Mexico)!!!
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Magnificent storm cell accompanied by a #éclairextra-cloudy, captured this September 17 near Mont-Blanc by
@suarezphoto ! #foudre#orages#impact

In connection with the subtropical storm #Alpha off Portugal, a few #orages come back from Spain and concern New Aquitaine and the Cévennes since yesterday.



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Cosmic Rays Trigger Lightning

More than 4,200 flashes recorded on #AlpesMaritimes since this morning including 261 in Saint-Martin-Vésubie, 224 in Tende, 197 in Andon. Intense and continuous electrical activity under these #orages diluvians.

Christophe Suarez of Genoa, Italy, wasn't trying to photograph sprites when he pointed his camera at a distant thunderstorm on Sept. 10th. But this magnificent specimen was too big to miss:

"I was shooting a thunderstorm across the Ligurian Sea almost 400 km away over the island of Corsica," says Suarez. "Suddenly this jellyfish sprite appeared!" Its red form stretched 100 km high, nearly touching the edge of space.

Note the slightly-green caps on top of the sprite. These are a newly discovered phenomenon called "Green Ghosts." When sprites intersect Earth's airglow layer 96-97 km high, they can excite oxygen atoms, producing an aurora-like glow. Green Ghosts were discovered just one year ago by Hank Schyma, a Houston Texas-based storm chaser better known to his fans as Pecos Hank. Only a handful of Green Ghosts have ever been photographed, so this is an area of cutting edge research.


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Another good video from Adapt 2030:

Is the Frequency of our Planet Changing

So many electric changes are now manifesting visibly in Earth's skies that from this point forward human and animal life will be affected electromagnetically. Red sprites now forming feet, intense red aurora deep into the crack in our magnet field, birds by the thousands smashing into buildings from Philadelphia to NYC. Mars suddenly has clouds, which s only possible if electrical changes are happening in its crust. Signs in the skies.

Indeed. It seems the electrical nature of our weather, changing atmosphere and weakening magnetosphere is becoming ever more apparent:


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From midnight to this morning, large-scale sprites and elves appeared one after another. A wide-angle camera from Hiratsuka's home to the south and southeast of the sprite that appeared from 1:00 to 4:00 on January 29, 2021. Sprites are lightning strikes into space that occur with lightning strikes.



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What you see here is about 6 months of effort boiled down to 3 minutes. 2020 was a tough year for creatives like myself. Commissioned work in the arts took a severe hit. But I made the best of it. All of the time off gave me ample time to chase. So, I chased!!! I chased so much that I needed to buy a new engine for my truck. I chased so much that it took me 2 months to edit all of the raw footage.

We captured over 400 shots in the Summer of 2020. 101 shots made this video. I hope you enjoy. Stats: Miles traveled - 38K, Terabytes of footage - 12, Days on the road - 64, Blown engines - 1, Days editing - 60 (ish), Speeding tickets - 1 (Bought a radar detector this year), States visited - 12, Viruses contracted - 0 (I think)



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#Orages quite strong currently between #pau and #tarbes but also in #ariege : 30mm of precipitation recorded at #saintgirons (22mm in 12 minutes). Meteociel

Lightning strikes in Del Rio, Texas, yesterday 1-6-2021 #Texas

First images of the negative effects of the storms this afternoon. Sowing of razed onions in the vicinity of Santa Marta (La Roda). Up to 27.5l / m² dropped in La Lobera (Minaya). Photos by unknown author.#Albacete#meteoAB

Meteo⚡Hellín @MeteoHellin
Más efectos negativos de las tormentas de esta tarde. Daños en los frutales del tercio sureste del municipio de Hellín (#Albacete), limítrofe con Jumilla (#Murcia), inmediaciones del Rincón de la Dehesilla. #meteoAB © Pedro Giménez
2:46 PM · Jun 1, 2021
More negative effects of the storms this afternoon. Damage to fruit trees in the southeastern third of the municipality of Hellín (#Albacete ), bordering Jumilla (#Murcia ), near Rincón de la Dehesilla.#meteoAB

The thunderstorm cells although often isolated, have sometimes left copious amounts of rain today in a short time. We can see 42.8 mm at Felletin in the #Creuse , 38.2 mm at Gaillard in #HauteSavoie and 32.6 mm at Clermont Ferrand in the #PuydeDome . Data source: MC

Regional disparities are strong. Due to the low rainfall in May, the index is lower than the first decile in the Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne, Ariège and Aude. On the other hand, no department is above the eighth decile.
The rains of the days to come, sometimes abundant in thunderstorms, will be especially beneficial to the vegetation. To recharge groundwater, which is often deficient and declining, it is too late. The #sécheresse may be a concern of the summer.

USA: 9:39 AM · Jun 1, 2021
Michael CharnicK @charnick_w
Sprites!!! Camping in Big Bend National Park in one of the most remote locations in the USA. Looking across Mexico toward Del Rio Texas last night, saw numerous sprites with the naked eye for the first time. Unforgettable! #sprites #lightning #TXwx


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The Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Aisne were placed in vigilance, Friday, June 4, at 11 am. Météo-France warns of sudden floods

En this beginning of June, the weather remains decidedly capricious. While summer should arrive in a fortnight, and the month of May brought its share of gray, France was no doubt expecting a somewhat more lasting calm these days. But heaven has decided otherwise. After Seine-et-Marne and Île-de-France affected by violent thunderstorms in the last 48 hours, it is the turn of part of northern France to have to prepare for an intense meteorological phenomenon that s 'ready to disembark.

Thus, Friday June 4, in its 11 o'clock bulletin, Météo-France placed three departments on orange vigilance for thunderstorms. These are the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Aisne. The forecaster site evokes a phenomenon of "high intensity", responsible for "intense electrical activity". And warns against "heavy rains that can lead to sudden flooding." For now, the alert is in effect until Saturday, June 5, 6 a.m.

Thunderstorms… and hail?

Friday, at the end of the morning, Météo-France indicates that the thunderstorms which touched the Paris region earlier in the morning are moving towards Hauts-de-France "losing their activity". The agency plans a "stormy reactivation (...) of the Massif Central at the Belgian and German borders" for the beginning of the afternoon. And specifies: “The most violent thunderstorms are expected in the east of Hauts-de-France. »Accumulations of 30 to 60 millimeters in less than an hour are to be expected. Hail could also surprise residents. Finally, during thunderstorms, gusts can reach 80 to 100 km / hour.

A #orage of rare intensity touched #Paris around 7:30 am with #pluies torrential: 16 mm fell in less than a quarter of an hour. Result: nearly 300 km on the roads of #IledeFrance . In time-lapse images, the arrival of the storm seen from the camera on the roof of the tower

#Orage at #Paris : the peak of traffic on the roads of #IledeFrance reached shortly after 9 a.m. with 425 km of #bouchons , an "exceptional" level for a Friday ... It is quite simply as much as what had been measured on Wednesday, May 12 in the evening, the day before the Ascension Bridge!

8am: the sky is impressive in front of the #orage in Chambly! Take care in the Chambly / Beaumont / Persan sector, which has already suffered #inondations last Wednesday! #meteo#nordparisien
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