Strangely satisfying realtime lightning strike map


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how dis work?


Me likes, thanks!

I’ve been digging on this lately to get a larger perspective:


I find this interface even slightly better:

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


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.




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excellent. Thank you!


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