Two weeks ago, we had some storms roll across the upper midwest and through Michigan, with a lot of lightning. And when it happened, according to, the storms were captured by something called the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), an instrument aboard the recently launched GOES-17 satellite, operated by NOAA. The GOES-17 is orbiting 22,000 miles above us. Watching the lightning strikes intensify will give weather forecasters a better idea how dangerous storms might be.

Pretty cool video. You can watch it here.


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