Solar Wind ‘Triggers Lightning on Earth’

Solar Wind ‘Triggers Lightning on Earth’

When charged particles from the Sun bombard our atmosphere lighting strikes increase

Activity on the Sun is sparking lightning strikes here on Earth, a study suggests.

Scientists have found that when gusts of high-speed solar particles enter our atmosphere, the number of lightning bolts increases.

The research is published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.   …more

 

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