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  • New Studies Uncover Mysterious Processes That Generate Volcanic Lightning

    04/13/2016 9:10:04 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 4/12/2016 | Lauren Lipuma
    Hot ash, gas and lava spewed into the atmosphere by volcanoes can block out the sun, down planes and bury entire towns. As if that weren’t ferocious enough, the most violent volcanic eruptions also generate lightning. Volcanic eruptions, like this one at Sakurajima volcano in Japan, produce beautiful displays of lightning. Two new studies have shed some light on the processes that lead to this phenomenon. Credit: Corrado Cimarelli. Volcanic eruptions, like this one at Sakurajima volcproduce beautiful displays of lightning. Two new studies have shed some light on the processes that lead to this phenomenon. Credit: Corrado Cimarelli. Humans...
  • Amazing picture of brothers with hair on end minutes before they were hit by Lightening

    01/11/2015 5:22:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2013
    This frightening picture of two brothers with their hair on end was snapped just minutes before they were struck by lightning at Moro Rock, California, leaving the younger boy with third-degree burns and another man dead.  Electrical charges in the atmosphere just before a strike can lift hair into the air, providing nature's last warning of a bolt from the blue.These boys, 18 and 12, didn't know that, and the image has spread rapidly across the web this month.  The story behind the classic 1975 picture has come to light on the blog of Michael McQuilken, the teenager on the...
  • Lightning breaks finger off Christ statue [Rio de Janeiro]

    01/17/2014 8:57:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | 6:47pm
    Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain. Its right hand had been damaged sometime ago, but the finger finally broke off in a storm late Thursday.
  • Total vanity, but need answer

    06/02/2013 3:43:45 PM PDT · by Fawn · 107 replies
    June 1 2013 | Me
    I need to know if this tin wrapped around the tree is going to attract lightening. I put it up so the cats cannot climb it. It is a VERY tall palm tree. I plan on putting another one around the tree next to it....unless it draws lightening. Can someone tell me if it does?
  • Greece lightning: Ancient Parthenon lit from above

    06/29/2010 8:49:30 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Jun 29 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service
    A bolt of lightning illuminates the sky around the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple, high on the Acropolis during a heavy rainfall in Athens early this morning. Read more:
  • Weather interrupts Obama's Memorial Day speech

    05/31/2010 10:56:16 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 54 replies · 1,237+ views
    Weather interrupts Obama's Memorial Day speech May 31, 2010 BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter Heavy thunderstorms interrupted President Obama's visit to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., today, and he urged those on hand to take shelter in their cars. Obama laid a wreath at the tombstones of veterans at the cemetery just after 11 a.m. today. -- and just before the skies opened up. President Barack Obama lays a wreath as he participates in a Memorial Day Ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary in Elwood, Illinios, May 31, 2010. A large thunderstorm opened up just as...
  • Three generations of Lightning fighters compared

    07/07/2006 11:02:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies · 9,164+ views
    Three generations of Lightnings compared Today's christening of the Lockheed Martin F-35 as the Lightning II marks a perfect opportunity to compare three generations of fighters bearing that illustrious name - the first two with distinguished in-service records behind them. The table below clearly shows the advances that have taken place in technology and capability since World War II, but also illustrates how differing threats breed their own solutions. In particular, the UK's Lightning - designed as the purest of pure air defence fighters to tackle the Soviet threat during the Cold War - stands out for its afterburner-assisted maximum...
  • Lightning Kills Boy Scout Leader, Injures Seven Others During Camping Trip

    07/29/2005 6:17:21 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 1,866+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2005 | Juliana Barbassa
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Lightning struck a group of Boy Scouts taking shelter from a storm, killing the troop leader and leaving a 13-year-old boy brain-dead in the latest tragedy to befall the organization this week, authorities and the teen's grandfather said. Six others were injured when the lightning bolt made a direct strike on a tarp the Scouts had set up in a meadow in Sequoia National Park on Thursday. Ryan Collins, 13, was being kept on a ventilator so that his organs could be donated, the boy's grandfather said Friday. Collins was listed in critical condition at the...
  • Canadian Officials Provide Conflicting Accounts, Blaming Outage on Lightning or Fire

    08/14/2003 9:07:57 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 36 replies · 283+ views
    AP ^ | 8/14/03 | Tom Cohen
    Aug 14, 2003Canadian Officials Provide Conflicting Accounts, Blaming Outage on Lightning or FireBy Tom CohenAssociated Press Writer TORONTO (AP) - Canadian officials insisted a massive blackout Thursday across the Northeast and parts of Canada originated in the United States, though U.S. power workers denied that and American officials blamed Canada. In the hours of confusion after the outage - the biggest in U.S. history - Canada's government offered conflicting explanations for the blackout, blaming it first on lightning in Niagara, then a fire at a Niagara plant, and next a fire at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant. Canada's defense minister...
  • Wall Street Journal -- Lightning Strike Is Blamed For East Coast Blackout

    08/14/2003 7:02:12 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 63 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2003 | Dennis Berman, Carl Bialik, Marilyn Chase, Jesse Drucker, Stacy Forster, Paul Glader, Jon E. Hilsenr
    <p>A massive power blackout hit U.S. and Canadian cities Thursday, closing nuclear power plants from New York to Michigan, driving workers in New York and Toronto into the streets, and shutting subways in blistering heat.</p> <p>Canadian officials said that the power outage was caused by a lightning strike at the Niagara power plant, setting off outages that spread over 9,300 square miles.</p>
  • Lightning Can Strike Inside Airplanes: Report

    04/23/2002 11:01:11 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 994+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In most cases, airplanes can sail through lightning storms with little consequence. But according to a recent report, it is possible--albeit highly unlikely--that a person could be struck by lightning while inside an airplane. The report describes the first known case of a flight attendant who suffered long-term effects after he was struck by lightning while seated in the rear section of the plane. There was no damage to the plane or to other passengers. "Lightning strikes to commercial airplanes in flight are relatively common, yet passengers and crew are seldom injured," write Dr. Michael...