Sun’s rotating ‘magnet’ pulls lightning towards UK

Washington DC (SPX) Nov 24, 2014

The Sun may be playing a part in the generation of lightning strikes on Earth by temporarily ‘bending’ the Earth’s magnetic field and allowing a shower of energetic particles to enter the upper atmosphere.

This is according to researchers at the University of Reading who have found that over a five year period the UK experienced around 50% more lightning strikes when the Earth’s magnetic f —> Read More Here


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