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Beware the Equator: The Places Where Lightning Strikes the Most (Video)

Beware the Equator: The Places Where Lightning Strikes the Most (Video)

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April 11 2015 8:41 AM

Beware the Equator

NASA’s list of places where lightning strikes the most.

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NASA released a map that details the average yearly counts of lightning flashes per square kilometer from 1995 to 2013. For most of the globe, lightning strikes occur about 40 to 50 times a second.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.