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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.

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

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.

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. Gods awesome display of power!

«Relámpago del Catatumbo» desde Sur del Lago.  Lago de Maracaibo - Maracaibo - Estado Zulia - Venezuela.  Vía @arianuchis

Catatumbo Lightning occurs from 140 to 160 nights a year on the Lake Maracaibo. It is the largest light show in the world with up to 280 lightning per hour.

Lightning over the Catatumbo River, Venezuela

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70 Lightning Strikes in One Shot Photograph by CHRIS KOTSIOPOULOS Photographer's Description: Fire in the sky! This is an image sequence containing 70 lightning shots, taken at Ikaria island during a severe thunderstorm.

There is a place on Earth where an "everlasting storm" appears almost every night, averaging 28 lightning strikes per minute for up to 10 hours at a time. Known as Relámpago del Catatumbo — the Catatumbo Lightning — it can spark as many as 3,600 bolts in an hour. That's one per second.

'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year

Catatumbo lightning, Venezuela Known as Relámpago del Catatumbo — it can spark as many as bolts in an hour. 'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year

Catatumbo lightning

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Friday Foto: Venezuela’s Catatumbo Lightning provides amazing light shows 10 hours per day

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

In Venezuela, just above the mouth of the Catatumbo River, a lightning storm has been raging for at least two centuries. For 160 nights out of the year, the lightning strikes here for 10 straight hours, at a rate of nearly 300 strikes per hour.

The Catumbo Lightning, which occurs during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per night and up to 280 times per hour. | 30 Natural Phenomena You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

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The Catatumbo Lightning at the mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, which occurs during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per night and up to 280 times per hour.

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maracaibo lightning - For about 160 nights a year a perpetual lightning storm known as Relampago del Catatumbo ignites the heavens above where Lake Maracaibo meets the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, creating a display of nature unlike any other on earth

Spectacular but super rare weather phenomena…I never knew this happens on our planet!

Spectacular but super rare weather phenomena. Nature loves us and Earth!

Clear skies rarely prevail at the mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela. Here, it storms on average every other night, as moist, warm winds meet the nearby ridges of the Andes and explode into electrifying tempests. The lightning is so consistent that sailors have been known to navigate by its glow, which even reportedly saved the city of Maracaibo from attack by the English pirate Sir Francis Drake in 1595. According to a 1597 poem, the lightning illuminated Drake%u2019s fleet, alerting…

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Atlas Obscura: Relampago del Catatumbo There’s something strange in the air where the Catatumbo River flows into Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela… For 140 to 160 nights out of the year, for 10 hours at a.

20 Phénomènes Météorologiques incroyables qui existent Vraiment  Chambre237

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the mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, a very unique mass of storm clouds swirl, creating the rare spectacle known as Catatumbo lightning. The storm occurs up to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and 280 times an hour.

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Catatumbo Lightning is a phenomena found in Venezuela mostly at the mouth of the Catatumbo River. This small region receives so many concentrated lightning strikes that it is considered the largest generator of tropospheric ozone.