Over 50,000 strokes on Thursday 10th of ...

Over 50,000 strokes on Thursday 10th of May 2018

Over 50,000 cloud-to-ground discharges were recorded by the ZEUS lightning detection network on Thursday 10th of May 2018. Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East were affected by the widespread electrical activity.
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Close to 40,000 strokes, on Wednesday 8/ ...

Close to 40,000 strokes, on Wednesday 8/5/2018

Close to 40,000 cloud-to-ground discharges were recorded over Central, Southern, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East, by the VLF lightning detection network “ZEUS”, which is operated by the National Observatory of Athens. Most of them were concentrated in the 09:00-19:00 UTC.
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The plane carrying the Spanish national ...

The plane carrying the Spanish national football team home from the World Cup in Brazil was struck by lightning on the 22nd of June 2014!

The plane carrying the Spanish national football team home from the World Cup in Brazil was struck by lightning on the 22nd of June 2014 as it approached its landing in Madrid, adding to the streak of bad luck the team seemed to be on after its World Cup defeat.
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Storm sank 4 ships on Lake Erie in 1916

Some call it Lake Erie’s “perfect storm,” one so powerful 100 years ago that it caused four ships to sink within 18 hours. In all, 49 lives were lost in the lake’s Canadian waters, but those crew members are being remembered right here in Toledo. “This massive [storm] affected communities across the lake,” said Carrie Snowden, archaeological director for the Toledo-based National Museum of the Great Lakes, and who is giving a presentation about the storm during a lecture series today. “This storm is Lake Erie’s own perfect storm; this coming together of different weather fronts to create something horrific on top of Lake Erie. The human loss is of greater significance.”
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