Lightning Strike Map

Lightning Strike Map of the United States
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Black, red, and orange denote the most lightning strikes. Blue, violet, gray, and white reveal the least. The map was made of images produced by two satellites. Florida and Texas are the two regions in the U.S. that receive the most lightning strokes (see story for explanation).

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Imaging courtesy NASA MSFC Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) Science Team
 
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