In Venezuela, just above the mouth of the Catatumbo River, a lightning storm has been raging for at least two centuries. I know that sounds like science fiction, or some hackneyed fantasy villain's lair -- but it's real. For 160 nights out of the year, the Catatumbo lightning strikes for 10 straight hours, at a rate of nearly 300 strikes per hour.
CLOUD COVERED ISLAND OF LITLA DIMUN Photograph by SPUMADOR on Flickr Photograph by ERIK CHRISTENSEN Cloud goes up. Cloud goes down. Litla Dimun is a small island between the islands of Suouroy and Stora Dimun in the Faroe Islands. It is the smallest of the main 18 islands, being less than [...]