The World Meteorological Organization just certified two lightning strikes as world records. One is now recognized as the longest recorded lightning strike in history and the other is certified as the greatest duration.
The record for the longest lightning strike ever recorded happened in Brazil and it was an insane 440.6 miles long. To put that in context, the entire state of Florida is 447-miles long.
state of Florida. This is also roughly the distance between Boston and Washington D.C. and I’m legitimately having trouble wrapping my mind around a lightning bolt extending 30 miles let alone 450.