Travel Bucketlist: Everlasting Storm

What I love about twitter is that you are constantly introduced to different opinions, ideas and facts, that are short and sweet. So I came across a picture of a place that produced a heck of a lot of thunder bolts! This will be my first ever post, and then there will be continual posts of places that will build into a portfolio of places in the world I will visit (you like how I say “will”). Non of these places are more preferred than the other, so there’s really no set place I would love to visit first.

Here is the first:

1. CATATUMBO LIGHTING

catatumbo lighting

I do not own this picture, but this was the picture I found that made me go “yep, this place!”

This atmospheric phenomenon is just bewildering! It is located at the mouth of the Catatumbo River, Venezuela. Apparently, scientists even until now don’t know exactly what causes this phenomenon. They have a theory on two reasons as to why, but I honestly don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty stuff so I’ll let you do a bit of research! The area is known to display about 3,600 flashes per hour, so just imagine the endless nights of flashing light you’d have if you were a local. The amount of amps as well… between 100,000 to 400,000 with a visibility seen almost 250 miles! Also, this lighting show changes every night. Depending on the amount of moisture in the atmosphere – dry nights will produce white thunderstorms, whereas nights with a bit of moisture will produce red, orange or purple colours!

What a sight to behold I’d imagine! Just need a flight ticket, sun-glasses and maybe even ear plugs!

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