Interesting facts about lightning

• Interesting facts about lightning

Lightning - one of the most beautiful, majestic and, at the same time, dangerous natural phenomena.

Interesting facts about lightning

In the year lightning strikes more than 1.3 billion times, and from them are killed about 100 people.

The storm in Haiti, Port-au-Prince. (Photo by Hector Retamal):

Interesting facts about lightning

2. The current in the lightning discharge up to 10-20 thousands of amperes.

Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Mike Hutchings | Reuters):

Interesting facts about lightning

The average length of the zipper 2, 5 km, some level extend in the atmosphere at a distance of 20 km.

Lightning in the ocean, Florida. (Photo by Chris Kridler):

Interesting facts about lightning

From the lightning strike a person loses consciousness, falls, often stops breathing and heartbeat. On the body can usually detect "current tag", the point of entry and exit of electricity. Lightning in Texas. (Photo by Drew Angerer):

Interesting facts about lightning

The probability of being struck by lightning ground object increases with its height. (Photo Jacci Ingham):

Interesting facts about lightning

The temperature at the main channel discharge may exceed 25000 ° C. (Photo Jacci Ingham):

Interesting facts about lightning

(Photo Willoughby Owen):

Interesting facts about lightning

(Photo Jacci Ingham):

Interesting facts about lightning

Lightning in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Chris McGrath):

Interesting facts about lightning

Lightning in Australia. (Photo Willoughby Owen):

Interesting facts about lightning