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. Gods awesome display of power!
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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.
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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.
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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
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.