In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2021: Setting the scene - lightning 09 April 2021 Alongside the Weather Photographer of the Year competition, we look back at photos which have made sparks fly ! Weather What causes Lightning? 17 June 2020 We explore what causes lightning and the conditions needed for different types of lightning. Weather What is upward lightning? Over the past few years, Dakota USA native Tom A Warner and his colleagues have been filming lightning on high-speed cameras. In total they have captured 776 naturally occurring lightning flashes with recording speeds as high as 100,000 images per second. Weather Catatumbo 'Everlasting' Lightning 20 June 2019 It occurs over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo in Venuzuela, South America. Weather Types of Lightning 18 December 2017 Types of Lightning Weather Mysterious lightning 30 November 2016 Sprites, elves and blue jets are more than just mythical creatures but a type of weather Weather Dark Lightning 15 June 2015 This 'dark opponent' discharges from storm clouds and flings antimatter into space. Astrophysicists and meteorologists are now trying to understand what they have termed ‘dark lightning’. Weather Ball Lightning 01 August 2013 What is this strange phenomenon? Weather The Red Willow Supercell 28 July 2011 In the early morning hours of June 20, 2011, photographer Stephen Locke documented this incredibly prolific, lightning-producing supercell thunderstorm at Red Willow Lake, Nebraska, USA.