That’s a great question! It’s quite possible you’ve seen a lightning activity map on the news or weather channel at some point. If you have, you likely saw that lightning activity is often denser closer to the equator and over land masses. You will see virtually no lightning in the far North and far South. When we say far North and South, we’re talking the North Pole and Antarctica. These places do not (often) see lightning because the weather there is not conducive to creating lightning. Thunderclouds and storms are caused by rapid temperature changes and clashing fronts. The far reaches of our globe don’t often see those changes in temperatures and therefore, very little lightning. To learn more about this and see the maps mentioned above, NOAA is a great resource to check out. Here is a link to their latest lightning data.