Fun Facts

. . . If you had a lamp on the moon that was connected to a switch in your house, it would take only 1.28 seconds for it to light up 238,857 miles away.

 

. . . Electricity travels 186,000 miles per second. That's fast! If you could travel that fast, you could go around the world 8 times in the same amount of time it takes to turn on a light switch.

. . . Water is a good conductor of electricity and your body is made up of 60% water. If you touch electricity, the electricity will flow through you and you could get hurt. Play it safe and stay out of the water around electricity and lightning.

. . . One lightning strike can generate 100 million to 1 billion volts of electricity, and the temperature of a typical lightning bolt is hotter than the surface of the sun! The air within a lightning strike can reach 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and its path can become five times hotter than the surface of the sun.