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THE CATATUMBO LIGHTING RELAMPAGO DEL CATATUMBO WITH COCOLIGHT

The mysterious Head to Congo Mirador, a Venezuelan village built on stilts over Lake Maracaibo for your chance to witness a unique and soundless white-light show, visible for almost half the year. As midnight approaches, spectacular cloud-to-cloud lightning flashes through the ink-blue skies...

   

The lightning reaches up to 300,000 amps and 28 strikes a minute and the.(Catatumbo lightning) is said to be the greatest single generator of .(Catatumbo lightning)on Earth. is a unique naturalHead to Congo Mirador, a Venezuelan village built on stilts over Lake Maracaibo for your chance to witness a unique and soundless white-light show, visible for almost half the year. As midnight approaches, spectacular cloud-to-cloud lightning flashes through the ink-blue skies...

 

The lightning reaches up to 300,000 amps and 28 strikes a minute and the phenomenon is said to be the greatest single phenomenon on Earth.in the world. Located on the mouth of the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela), the phenomenon is a cloud-to-cloud lightning that forms a voltage arc more than five kilometre high during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and as many as 280 times an hour.

Head to Congo Mirador, a Venezuelan village built on stilts over Lake soundless for your chance to witness a unique and soundless white-light show, visible for almost half the year. As midnight approaches, spectacular cloud-to-cloud lightning flashes through the ink-blue skies...

 

The lightning reaches up to 300,000 amps and 28 strikes a minute and the phenomenon is said to be the greatest single generator of ozone on phenomenon

 

Congo Mirador, Venezuela

Address:on Lake Maracaibo

Directions:By plane: Maracaibo has an airport with some international flights

By car/coach: 500km (310 miles) from Caracas. You can take a coach or drive to Municipio Catatumbo from Maracaibo, then catch a boat to Congo Mirador, with a journey time of 3 to 4 hours.

 

Relámpago del Catatumbo, la Wari ethnicity defined as "the concentration of millions of fireflies (lightning bugs) that gather nightly in Catatumbo to pay tribute to the parents of creation", while the Wayuu Yucpa and attribute this to the presence of spirits of the fallen guajiros twinkle like a kind of message, in addition to considering the "eternal glow in the heights.Wari ethnicity defined as "the concentration of millions of fireflies (lightning bugs) that gather nightly in Catatumbo to pay tribute to the parents of creation", while the Wayuu Yucpa and attribute this to the presence of Wari ethnicity defined as "the concentration of millions of fireflies (lightning bugs) that gather nightly in Catatumbo to pay tribute to the parents of creation", while the Wayuu Yucpa and attribute this to the presence of spirits of the fallen guajiros twinkle like a kind of message, in addition to considering the "eternal glow in the heights."of the fallen guajiros twinkle like a kind of message, in addition to considering the "eternal glow in the heights." Este fenomeno es capaz de producir 1.176.000 relámpagos por año Tiene una ocurrencia anual de 140 a 160 noches o más, durando hasta 10 horas por noche y produce hasta 280 descargas por hora. Además, estas tormentas eléctricas producen un elevado porcentaje de toda la capa de ozono generada a escala mundial por lo que el relámpago del Catatumbo puede considerarse como uno de los principales regeneradores individuales de la capa de ozono del planeta, pues produce aproximadamente 1.176.000 descargas eléctricas atmosféricas.

Wari ethnicity defined as "the concentration of millions of fireflies (lightning bugs) that gather nightly in Catatumbo to pay tribute to the parents of creation", while the Wayuu Yucpa and attribute this to the presence of spirits of the fallen guajiros twinkle like a kind of message, in addition to considering the "eternal glow in the heights."

   

La etnia wari lo define como “la concentración de millones de cocuyos (luciérnagas) que todas las noches se reúnen en el Catatumbo para rendirle tributo a los padres de la creación”, mientras que los yucpas y los wayúu lo atribuyen a la presencia de los espíritus de los guajiros caídos que resplandecen como una especie de mensaje, además de considerarlo el "eterno resplandor en las alturas".

  

"La luz con que el relámpago / tenaz del Catatumbo / del nauta fija el rumbo / cual límpido farol"

  

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