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New Satellite Maps Reveal Where In The World Lightning Strikes

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January 29, 2002
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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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Lightning. It avoids the ocean, but likes Florida. It's likely to strike in the Himalayas and even more so in central Africa. And lightning almost never strikes the North or South Poles. These are just a few of the things NASA scientists at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) in Huntsville, Ala., have learned using satellites to monitor worldwide lightning.

Lightning. It avoids the ocean, but likes Florida. It's likely to strike in the Himalayas and even more so in central Africa. And lightning almost never strikes the North or South Poles.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2002, January 29). New Satellite Maps Reveal Where In The World Lightning Strikes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020129072912.htm
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "New Satellite Maps Reveal Where In The World Lightning Strikes." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020129072912.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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