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LIGHTNING

-Lightning is an amazing phenomenon.

-It is defined as an atmospheric discharge of electricity.

-A bolt can reach temperatures of 50,000 degrees F. (Fusing sand into glass)

-A 1000 ft lighting bolt has enough electrical energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 2 months.

-Scientists estimate that on average, lightning strikes the earth about 100 times every second.

-The Empire State Building is struck by lightning on average 23 times each year, and was once struck 8 times in 24 minutes.