Very interesting… Ability to watch Real Time Lightening Strikes Originally shared by +Mike Elgan Watch lightning strike in real time. http://www.blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?lang=en&page_0=30 « Some great tips here for photographing waves That was quick »
Uh yeah. Hmmm….gives us here in north Alabama some idea what's coming too.
Weather Bug uses this feature and actually has warnings when lightning strikes are detected near your position.
There are some amazing lightening stats out there….
"When you include observations of weather over the whole earth, you get some pretty amazing numbers. Here are a couple-
Number of thunderstorms occurring at any given time: 2000
Number of lightning strikes over the earth per second: 100
(The above numbers from this web site: http://www.lightningstalker.com/weather/lightningstalker/more.html)
Expanding the lightning numbers… 100 per second equals 6000 strikes per minute, 6000 per minute equals 360,000 per hour, 360,000 per hour equals 8,640,000 per day. "