Lightning at 7000 Frames Per Second

Very nice. The next time a confused person tries to tell you that lighting goes from the ground up, show them this. What they mean is that the current flows that direction, but that is fairly meaningless.

Published on May 24, 2016
Professor Ningyu Liu at the Geospace Physics Laboratory caught a beautiful lightning show from a recent storm. It’s recorded at 7000 frames per second and the playback speed is 700 frames per second.

Ok, Ok, I was Wrong

I said “No snow day (cold day) Thursday, but Friday was a possibility. Well, turns out we got both. Again, it isn’t my call, and I totally understand why. But I still stick by my forecast.

A Dust Devil at the Rose Bowl

At this year’s Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Wind conditions kicked up a small vortex of wind called a dust devil, sort of a mini tornado if you will. No one was hurt, but the rotation of the objects shows how the air is moving.