Lightning Is Always Striking Somewhere

Cloud-to-ground lightning flashes are much less common than intra-cloud lightning flashes, but they're the ones that cause injuries and deaths. However, because many countries aren't able to keep records of lightning fatalities, it's difficult to know how many people die from lightning strikes every year. The majority of lightning occurs in the Earth's tropical latitude band, which lies between 35° north and south latitude.

Written by Curiosity Staff August 7, 2015

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