One Billion Joules

Episodic Information


They call themselves the SG Stormtrackers. A daring group of men and women who hunt down lightning strikes during the most dangerous storms of the year. What are their hits and misses? And what keeps them going, despite the very real physical danger?

One Billion Joules rides shotgun with these daredevils. 

Also, find out the answers to questions like – how do planes survive after getting struck by lightning? Can lightning bypass tall buildings and trees to hit the ground directly? And what on earth is upper atmospheric lightning? 

Awards and Accolades: 

New York Festivals TV and Films Awards 2024 -

Documentary – Science & Technology (Finalist)


Episode: 1 x 60 minutes

Languages: English

Production year: 2023