At any moment, about 2,000 thunderstorms are occurring worldwide. Learn how thunderstorms form, what causes lightning and thunder, and how these violent phenomena help balance the planet's energy and electricity.
A group of Romans traveling through a dark wood hesitant when they experience a thunderstorm with a cloudless sky and black birds circling in the wrong direction. This clip shows Roman proclivities towards omen and superstition.
Beakman explains static electricity through an animated video. He mentions that static electricity is present in the sky during a thunderstorm. He also explains how light travels faster than sound, which is why we see lightening before we hear it.