Strangely satisfying realtime lightning strike map


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#2

how dis work?


#3

Me likes, thanks!

I’ve been digging on this lately to get a larger perspective:
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/wide-view-sat/wide-view-us-pacific-asia-wv-sat.html


#4

I find this interface even slightly better:

http://www.lightningmaps.org

It uses the same data source, more information on the project can be found here:

http://en.blitzortung.org/cover_your_area.php


#5

The ionosphere has a natural standing wave frequency (Google Schumann resonances)
When lightning strikes occur they cause a disturbance in the wave, the changed wave propagates, if you record the time of detection from known measuring stations, you can triangulate the origin of the discharge.


#6

SCIENCE!!!


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excellent. Thank you!


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