LIGHTNING FACTS: 8.6 Million Strikes Per Day

Lightning Strikes

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2018

Lighting strikes 8.6 million times per day

Lightning Strikes

When you rub your feet on the carpet, you build a slight negative charge. You get a shock because you discharge the static electric charge to a positively charged object.

Similarly, lightning is an electrostatic discharge that is supercharged from ionized air.

Lightning always finds the fastest route to Earth. By releasing a massive bolt of electricity, lightning is hotter than the sun when it strikes.

Lightning strikes 8.6 million times a day. It helps in the production of ozone and nitrogen fixation.

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