There are about 100 Lightning strikes per second worldwide Those are just the ones that hit the ground, though. There are another 500 per second cloud to cloud. For each lightning bolt that hits the ground, about 200,000 pounds of rain are also formed.
The longest-lasting lightning storm raged in Saturn’s upper atmosphere for more than eight months in 2009. The storm made lightning bolts that were about 1,000 times stronger than those on earth.
A bolt of lightning can stretch more than five miles long, and could contain 100 million volts of electricity.
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