S T A T I C Lightning striking the Richmond San Rafael Bridge. Cloud-to-ground lightning averages 3-4 miles in length, although much longer bolts (up to 90 miles) have been calculated from photographs. Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/47-unearthly-lightning-strikes-pics/#YeHuyH5Od6s2Y78t.99
Vinales Valley, Cuba Photograph by Taylor S. Kennedy, National Geographic Lightning streaks across the sky over Vinales Valley, Cuba. Lightning can travel up to 93,000 miles (150,000 kilometers) per second and reach temperatures of 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit (30,000 degrees Celsius), more than four times hotter than the surface of the sun.
When Lightning Strikes Sand. Fulgurites (Latin, meaning "thunderbolt") Sometimes referred to as petrified lightning, they are natural hollow glass tubes formed by lightning strikes in quartzose sand, silica, or soil. (Wikipedpia)