Lightning behind an aircraft carrier in the Strait of Malacca. New research finds lightning strikes occurred nearly twice as often directly above heavily-trafficked shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea year-round from 2005 through 2016. Photo: Handout.

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Lightning behind an aircraft carrier in the Strait of Malacca. New research finds lightning strikes occurred nearly twice as often directly above heavily-trafficked shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea year-round from 2005 through 2016. Photo: Handout.
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