Venezuela's Mysterious Catatumbo Lightning Phenomenon Vanishes for Months, Then Reappears

A mysterious symphony of rapid-fire lightning bolts used to create the greatest light show on Earth over the Catatumbo River in Venezuela -- until suddenly they stopped and no one knew why. More than 40,000 bolts ripped across the night sky as many as 300 nights a year for nine hours at a time. It occurred so frequently that the phenomenon became known as "Relampago de Catatumbo," or "Catatumbo Lightning." Catatumbo lightning in Alan Highton Photography For centuries, the...Full Story
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