With lightning being a specialty here, we have decided to share with you 10 interesting facts about lightning!

  1. A single bolt of lightning is around 50,000f or 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  2. The irrational fear of lightning is known as keraunophobia.
  3. There are two types of lightning, negative strikes and positive strikes. Positive strikes are 5 times more powerful than negative strikes.
  4. The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000.
  5. Most lightning strikes average at 2-3 miles long and carry a current of 10000 Amps at 100million volts.
  6. Each second there are 50 to 100 Cloud-to-ground lightning strikes to the earth worldwide.
  7. The Empire State Building in New York is struck 24 times a year and was once struck eight times in 24 minutes.
  8. An average instance of lightning lasts about a quarter of a second and consists of 3-4 strikes
  9. The energy contained from a single lightning strike can power a 100 watt light bulb for 90 days.
  10. “Lightning never strikes twice” is just a myth, lightning can strike the same location many times.