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Dozens killed by lightning strikes in India

7-13-2021 | 5

Dozens of people died in northern India at the weekend by a spate of lightning strikes that hammered the region.


Man was struck by lightning 7 times in 71 years

4-24-2021 | 4

For US park ranger Roy Sullivan, this one in a million event became something of a regular occurrence.

Science & Technology

Was lightning the key to sparking life on Earth?

3-20-2021 | 9

A new study has suggested that lightning strikes may have provided the key ingredient needed for life.

Space & Astronomy

ISS records 'blue jet' lightning from space

 VIDEO  1-25-2021 | 2

Scientists have recorded footage of a spectacular natural phenomenon that is only clearly visible from space.

Natural World

Record-breaking 700km lightning bolt recorded

6-29-2020 | 7

A single bolt of lightning was able to span a distance equivalent to that between Boston and Washington DC.

Natural World

Mountain gorillas killed by lightning strike

2-9-2020 | 2

A freak accident has resulted in the deaths of four rare mountain gorillas in Uganda's Mgahinga National Park.


Lightning causes toilet to explode in Florida

 VIDEO  8-8-2019 | 6

Marylou Ward and her husband got the fright of their lives when their toilet exploded in to pieces on Sunday.

Space & Astronomy

Soyuz rocket struck by lightning during launch

 VIDEO  6-2-2019 | 5

Footage of a recent Soyuz launch shows the harrowing moment the rocket was hit by a bolt from the blue.


Tree burns inside-out after lightning strike

5-28-2019 | 6

Firefighters were called out to attend a rather eerie-looking blaze in Millbury, Massachusetts on Sunday.

Natural World

Lightning strikes California 1500 times in 5 mins

 VIDEO  3-7-2019 | 6

Parts of Southern California were relentlessly hammered by bolt after bolt of lightning earlier this week.

Natural World

Do giraffes often get struck by lightning ?

7-1-2017 | 12

Being the world's tallest animal, is the giraffe more prone to lightning strikes than other animals ?


Tree burns inside out after lightning storm

3-6-2017 | 10

A tree at a cemetery in St Louis, Missouri was left smouldering after it was hit by a bolt of lightning.

Space & Astronomy

ISS astronaut films rare blue jet lightning

 VIDEO  2-12-2017 | 2

The breathtaking natural phenomenon is typically unpredictable and lasts for only fractions of a second.

Modern Mysteries

Luminous ball of light filmed in Siberia

 VIDEO  8-4-2016 | 32

A witness has captured footage of what is thought to be a rare case of ball lightning on his smartphone.

Science & Technology

Volcanic lightning mystery has been solved

6-15-2016 | 7

Scientists have determined the processes which create spectacular lightning strikes during an eruption.


64 people killed by lightning in Bangladesh

5-15-2016 | 6

According to reports, several dozen individuals have been killed by lightning strikes in just two days.

Science & Technology

DARPA reveals its new VTOL X-Plane concept

 VIDEO  3-9-2016 | 14

The government agency has unveiled plans for a futuristic unmanned vehicle known as 'LightningStrike'.

The UFO Phenomenon

Lightning strikes UFO in New Year's Eve video

 VIDEO  1-9-2016 | 16

Footage recorded at the beginning of the year seems to show lightning hitting a glowing orb in the sky.

The UFO Phenomenon

Ball lightning 'UFO' filmed over Canberra

 VIDEO  1-6-2016 | 37

A strange light filmed over the Australian capital is thought to have been a rare case of ball lightning.


Girl struck by lightning while opening fridge

6-5-2015 | 21

High school student Macie Martinez was struck by a bolt of lightning while standing inside her kitchen.

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