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Watch lightning strikes in realtime.

m0lsx

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Tarantula Club Member
This being the season of lightning here in the UK, I thought I would link to the following site.

It allows you too watch lightning strikes on a map as they happen. Anywhere in the world. What happens is some enthusiasts have receivers that listen for lightning strikes. We know the speed a radio signal travels at, which is 300,000 meters per second. So if 3 or more receivers pick the lightning strike up, then a computer can give an exact location for that strike.

If you click on the Live Lightning mp link, just above the map, you can zoom in & out of a satellite image of the earth & see exactly where a strike was down to the road. Or using the box with 3 horizontal lines in it, in the top right corner. You can change that to a map etc.

http://en.blitzortung.org/live_lightning_maps.php?map=12
 

m0lsx

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Tarantula Club Member
And to add if anyone is interested this is what lightning strikes sound like.


https://www.spaceweather.com/glossary/inspire.html

The sounds that lightning creates are called Sferics, squeelers, howlers & tweeks. They occur in what is called the Ultra Low Wavelengths. So around the same area that you can hear Bats, solar flares hitting the earths atmosphere & even the beat of insects wings.
 

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