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Here’s what caused the mysterious blue glow spotted from the ISS
A recently spotted glowing blue light above Europe is the latest in a series of exciting atmospheric storm observations.
How to prevent getting struck by lightning
And what to do if you are.
Lightning strikes could double in the Arctic this century, setting the tundra on fire
Climate change is driving the increase in Arctic lightning, creating a nightmarish positive feedback loop.
Rare ‘blue jet’ lightning spotted and photographed from space
Thunderstorms happen above the clouds, too.
Ammonia ‘mushballs’ could spark strange lightning on Jupiter
The slushy snowballs may heavily affect jovian meteorology.
This photographer chases the Midwest’s most dramatic storms. Here are some of his favorite shots.
Eric Meola went from shooting rock-album art to documenting the hidden beauty of the great American plains.
Meet STEVE, and 7 other mysterious glowing things you’ll find in the night sky
From northern lights to lightning bolts
How far away was that lightning? Here’s how to figure it out.
Light speed is almost instantaneous, while sound is much slower.
In a shocking turn of events, lightning strikes on Jupiter look a lot like our own
The lightning struck more than twice.
Exclusive: Watch a new video of lightning strikes seen from space
NOAA's GOES-17 satellite is ready for action.