An extraordinary celestial event in 2021 has been declared a new world record. It was a 768 km long thunderstorm that was seen in three US states.
This image was taken from the meteorological satellite of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on April 29, 2021. It featured a “mega flash”, the longest flash of lightning in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Now the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has set a new record for the longest lightning strike.
Earlier, on October 31, 2018, a 709 km long lightning strike was recorded in Brazil, which has now been surpassed by the American phenomenon, setting a new record.
Usually in thunderstorms, we see lightning flashes in the sky. A honda can be 10 to 15 kilometers long and lasts up to one second.
However, experts did not call it climate change. According to scientists, the lightning strike was caused by a severe storm in which no casualties were reported.
Scientists affiliated with the WMO have published the details of this natural record in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, a report on climate severity. The same report also details the longest-lasting lightning. On June 18, another thunderstorm struck the Uruguay-Argentina border for 17 seconds.