Here are some facts about lightning:
- A bolt of lightning is 54,000F. That’s 5x hotter than the surface of the sun.
- An average lightning bolt could power a 100W light bulb for 3 months.
- Lightning flashes about 3 millions times a day worldwide. That’s about 40 flashes per second.
- Lightning’s path is about as wide as a human thumb.
- Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela sees the most lightning on earth each year.
- Astraphobia (fear of lightning) is the 3rd most common phobia.
- Lightening is the most common misspelling on social media when it comes to weather. It’s spell lightning. (Just saying)