(Picture: Alan Highton / Barcroft Media)
Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has been named a phenomenon by scientists.
It’s the most electric place on earth – and pretty much puts to bed the saying that lightning never strikes the same place twice.
The point where the Catatumbo River meets the lake can be struck by lightning up to 28 times a minute.
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Lake Maracaibo attracts more lightning more than any other place in the world (Picture: Ministry/Xinhua/Alamy Live News)
The lake can see up to 28 lightning strikes per minute (Picture: Reuters)
Catatumbo lightning has earned some impressive aliases, including the Beacon of Maracaibo or the Everlasting Storm.
The area boasts a unique quality, storms continue night after night in the same place.
The powerful flashes hit the Catatumbo River with such reliable frequency that…
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