Posted on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 | 11 comments| News tip by: Karlis
Image credit: Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz
Sometimes lightning can strike when we least expect it - even when there is a clear blue sky.
This is exactly what happened to 11-year-old Britney Wehrle who was walking home on a warm summer's day when she was suddenly struck by lightning despite the skies being completely void of clouds. It isn't that unheard of either - lightning is able to travel as far as 25 miles from its originating cloud.
"Every year, according to the National Weather Service, the Earth experiences 16 million thunderstorms."