The World's Longest Lightning Bolt

Posted by on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Meteorologists have now officially recorded the world's longest lightning bolt.

A bolt of lightning in Oklahoma measures a whopping 320.9 km across. Another bolt in Provence-Alps Côte d'Azur in France lasted for 7.74 seconds.

They say a lightning flash seen over Oklahoma in 2007 was the longest ever reported.

Satellite data suggests lightning flashes across the sky around 30 times every second.

Venezhula experiences more lightning than anywhere else on the earth.

The Team

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