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Online 21.1: Lightning as Viewed from the Space Shuttle: A movie of lightning flashes as viewed from the Discovery space shuttle as it passes over France illustrates the high frequency of lightning occurrences within thunderstorms.

Courtesy of NASA/Global Hydrology and Climate Center

Related Web Sites
Current Lightning Strikes Monitor where lightning strikes have occurred in the past 30 minutes by viewing data from the National Lightning Detection Network
Natural Hazards Statistics Examine injury and damage statistics from lightning for recent years.
Red Sprites and Blue Jets An introduction to sprites and jets and images of the phenomena are available from the University of Alaska.
Lightning Safety - NWS Lightning safety handouts, indoor and outdoor safety tips, medical facts, history, survivor stories, photos, and teacher tools.
National Lightning Safety Institute Learn more about lightning safety tips for people and structures.

Department of Atmospheric Sciences Severe and Hazardous Weather at Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Illinois
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