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In 1859, the largest known geomagnetic storm struck the Caribbean, causing an aurora and telegraphs could even operate without a power source.
Circumhorizontal arcs (loosely known as fire rainbows) are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena.
There is a persistent storm in Venezuela that produces lightning 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour and has been going since at least the 16th century.
The sun sets on 24 December at 3.55pm in the UK, and rises the following morning at 8.05am.
The Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.
Carbon dioxide is a trace gas and by itself will produce little warming. Also, as CO2 increases, the incremental warming is less, as the effect is logarithmic so the more CO2, the less warming it produces.
Temperatures have been cooling since 2002, even as carbon dioxide has continued to rise.