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Believe it or not, lightning temperature readings are nearly off the charts.
At around 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, lightning is actually hotter than the surface of the sun!
Lighting Fun Fact: Around the world, lightning strikes about 1,000 times a second.
Still, even if lightning hit your car, you will be safe, as long as you are protected within a fully enclosed vehicle (not a convertible or golf cart).
Check out this video to see a single lightning strike hit 3 Chicago skyscrapers at the same time! You won’t believe it until you see it. The video is slowed down — so you can see this amazing phenomenon as it happens:
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