How Fast Does Lightning Travel?

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The leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of up to 60,000 meters per second, which is equal to 130,000 miles per hour. The temperature reached by the lightning bolt can be almost 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
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If someone tells you that you are doing something lightening fast, then they mean that you're moving at speeds 270,000 miles per hour or 75 miles per second!
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