Lightning Appreciation Post:
- There are nearly 500 lightning strikes every second around the world.
- Only about 100 of these strike the earth, the others are between and within the clouds themselves.
- Lightning is very visible from space (last gif from Astronaut Reid Wiseman)
- Besides regular storms (thunder storms, hurricanes, etc.) lightning can be found in volcanoes (gif 3) and even intense forest fires.
In conclusion: nature is fucking awesome!
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