19 People Who Survived Getting Struck By Lightning Show What It Does To Your Skin

19 People Who Survived Getting Struck By Lightning Show What It Does To Your Skin

The odds of getting struck by lightning in any given year are about 1 in 300,000. And although roughly 90% of those struck survive, the electrical discharge scars some of them with a tattoo-like mark, known as the Lichtenberg figure. But that’s not all. A lightning bolt can heat the surrounding air to 27,760 degrees Celsius – which is five times hotter than the sun – and can contain up to 1 billion volts of electricity.


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