WHOA! World’s Longest Lightning Bolt Captured on Camera, Almost 200 MILES Long

There is something beautiful in this picture. This is just a reminder of Mother Nature’s power and beauty.

Talk about some shocking news from the sky!

Scientists identified all-time world records for both the longest lightning bolt — nearly 200 miles — and the world’s longest-duration lightning flash — over 7 seconds — according to a report released Thursday.

Both records were certified by the World Meteorological Organization, which is in charge of documenting such things.

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The record-long lightning bolt was spotted over Oklahoma on June 20, 2007, and traveled 199.5 miles, about three-quarters the length of the state. That’s almost the distance from New York City to Washington, D.C.

The world’s longest-lasting lightning flash lasted for 7.74 seconds on Aug 30, 2012, over Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.

A report about the records has been accepted for publication in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

 

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