Lightning Strikes the Eiffel Tower

This photo was taken in 1908
This photo was taken in 1908

Lightning storms can be a spectacular sight, especially when they hit tall structures.

Click here to see lightning strike the CN Tower in Toronto, and here to see it hit the launch pad of the space shuttle.

4 thoughts on “Lightning Strikes the Eiffel Tower

    • The power of a lightning can be several gigawatts, but it lasts for only a couple of milliseconds. So the energy content of a lighting is usually around 30-40 megajoule, which is less than what you get by burning one gallon of gas. It could not supply New York’s electricity needs for one second, let alone 6 months.


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