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Need a lightning fact? Looking for information on safety or the latest lightning research? This site provides a starting point. See the links below for more details.


A quick summary of lightning facts.


More detailed answers to specific questions.

Just for kids

A kid-friendly set of lightning facts.


Articles on lightning from UCAR publications.

Other links

Basics FAQ Just for kids Newsstand Other links

Written by:
Bob Henson
UCAR Communications

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Created by Bob Henson, UCAR Communications
Last modified: 5 April 2000