Commonly known as the most electric place in the world!

According to NASA, the greatest number of lightning strikes occur near the Catatumbo River in Venezuela (40,000 strikes every night, for most of the year ).

Where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo, there are often 28 lightning strikes hitting the lake each minute. Scientists believe lightning here occurs far more than anywhere else, due to local topography and wind patterns. Winds crash into cool air spilling down from the Andes, forcing them up until they condense into thunderclouds.

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