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Catatumbo Lightning - At the point where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, a constant lightning storm illuminates the sky for around 10 hours a night, for almost half the nights out of the year.

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At Venezuela’s Catatumbo River more than half the nights are filled with an electrical storm so intense that its high voltage arch flashes three miles into the sky and is visible from 250 miles away (making it a handy navigation ally for sailors). Considered the single biggest creator of ozone in the planet, this seemingly endless cloud-to-cloud storm lights up the skies for up to 10 hours at a time and is estimated to have 1.1 million electrical discharges every year.

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from Mail Online

The everlasting storm: Stunning images of unique phenomenon in Venezuela where lightning has raged almost EVERY OTHER NIGHT for thousands of years

The everlasting storm rages of the Catalumbo Delta in Venezuela - the phenomenon has continued for thousands of years

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The NASA has just published an article on the research of lightning density on earth and as expected, Lake Maracaibo has won the title with a density of more than 230/km2 and storms at about 300 days per year. Incredible right?

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Catatumbo Lightning - At the point where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, a constant lightning storm illuminates the sky for around 10 hours a night, for almost half the nights out of the year.

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from Fedhealth blog

Friday Fotos: Venezuela’s Catatumbo Lightning provides brilliant light shows 10 hours per day

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