Journey beneath the Lightning Veil, where Venezuela’s incredible natural phenomenon awaits, leaving you awe-inspired and captivated.

Hey everyone, have you heard about a place where the sky lights up like a giant dance club every single night? Well, let me tell you about the incredible Catatumbo lightning over Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. 

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Can you imagine a peaceful lake transforming into a dazzling light show during rainy season, with an average of 28 lightning flashes per minute? That’s better than any fireworks display! But get this – it has more lightning than anywhere else on the planet. 

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Scientists have been scratching their heads trying to figure out why. Some think winds blowing over the lake and swamps collide with the surrounding mountains, creating the perfect conditions for major thunderstorms. The heat and moisture cook up some serious lightning.

But there’s more – these Catatumbo storms produce almost continuous lightning, mostly hidden in the clouds. It’s truly nature’s own light show up there! And all that lightning makes ozone too, but don’t worry, it won’t hurt the atmosphere. 

Lightning of the Catatumbo. Photo: José Pestana

So next time you gaze at the night sky, remember that place in Venezuela where Mother Nature puts on the most electrifying performance you’ll ever see. Catatumbo lightning – better than any fireworks for sure!

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