Aug 21 2010

What is the average size of a lightning bolt?

Category: Science


According to the University of Florida’s Lightning Research Group, the size of the typical lightning bolt is about an 1” wide and 5 miles in length. It has been known to reach temperatures of roughly 50,000 degrees and can travel at speeds over 130,000 miles per hour. The longest lightning bolt ever recorded was 118 miles over Dallas, Texas.

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