How hot and bright is a lightning strike? And what are your odds of being hit?
- Facts about superstorms, for example:
- Over 2000 thunderstorms happen around the world at any given moment.
- Lightning strikes Earth more than 8 million times a day.
- Roy Cleveland Sullivan was struck seven times by lightning.
More than 2000 thunderstorms
Happen around the world
At any given moment
Lightning: As bright as 100 million light bulbs
Thunder: Audible up to 20km away
Lightning strikes Earth
More than 8 million times every day
50 times a second
Lightning can reach 30,000°C
5 x hotter than the surface …
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