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Old 30-10-2016, 09:23   #16
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Re: Solar Controler vs. Lightning - an Oddity?

Around the world, there are, on average, about 8,000,000 lightning strikes a day or 100 times per second. Just thought I would throw this into the conversation.
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Re: Solar Controler vs. Lightning - an Oddity?

Around the world, there are, on average, about 8,000,000 lightning strikes a day or 100 times per second. Just thought I would throw this into the conversation.
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Re: Solar Controler vs. Lightning - an Oddity?

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Around the world, there are, on average, about 8,000,000 lightning strikes a day or 100 times per second. Just thought I would throw this into the conversation.
Big number. But a couple more things to keep in mind are:

1] There are 510 million sq-km surface area to the earth to that averages out to 1 strike per 64 sq-km/d.

2] The vast majority of strikes are on land or near a coast. There are a several relatively significant though limited bodies of water that have elevated lightning incidence rates relative to most offshore areas. Unfortunately 2 popular cruising aread are among those: the Med and the Caribbean.

On the whole your chances of being near a strike are better offshore than on land.
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Re: Solar Controler vs. Lightning - an Oddity?

Surprising that the Indian Ocean isn't a high lightening strike area.
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Bay of Bengal is elevated.

All the offshore places with increased activity are warmer water zones.
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What a blessing it will be when we can harness and store the energy from a lightning strike.



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