The Geostationary Lightning Mapper is a single-channel, near-infrared optical transient detector that can detect the momentary changes in an optical scene, indicating the presence of lightning. GLM measures total lightning (in-cloud, cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground) activity continuously over the Americas and adjacent ocean regions with near-uniform spatial resolution of approximately 10 km. Read more about the GLM instrument onboard GOES-16 and GOES-17 here.

Our processed data from the GLM

This data is updated every 5 minutes and shows the position of lightning strikes in the 5 minutes before it was published.