January 29, 2017
Lightning Strikes never cease to amaze, They strike the Earth approximately 100 times per second,
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Each year in Australia approximately 100 people are injured by lightning, with between 5 and 10 being fatal. This numbers in the USA are approximately 400-500 people struck every year, with 40-50 of these being fatal.
A single bolt of lightning is approximately 1 Million to 1 Billion Volts and between 10 Thousand and 200 Thousand Amps, or translated produces approx 215 kWh (Kilowatt Hours) of electrical energy.
There are 2 types of Lightning, Positive and Negatively strikes, Positive being the most powerful of the 2.
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Just a few of the examples of the amazing visuals that are created when those lightning bolts seek to find their way to Earth.