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This Real-Time Map of Lightning Strikes Around the World Is Hypnotic

A small German group called Blitzortung is doing some good work out there: creating a real-time map of the world’s lightning strikes. It’s crowdsourced by volunteers who set up lightning strike detection kits which instantly relay the information to Blitzotung, and it creates this map . The kits cost about $275 (and, crazily enough, can detect lightning strikes from anywhere in the world) and you can actually be part of the project yourself, if that’s your thing.

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