YouTuber Clint Blevins managed to take an up close and slow-motion shot of a lightning bolt hitting the ocean along a beach. The brunt of the strike looks like a rip in space and time. Skip to 0:10; press 5 to repeat.
We’re not quite sure of the science behind lightning that fires upward to the sky, but we can tell you we’ve never seen it before this video, captured several years ago by Tom A. Warner over Rapid City, South Dakota.
An SUV is driving along, when a bolt of lightning crashes down from the sky directly onto the vehicle. It’s an incredible display of nature’s fury. Fortunately nobody was injured. (Thanks Kruger!)
During the this week’s really nasty weather, photographer Craig Shimala captured this amazing video of lightning simultaneously striking the three tallest buildings in downtown Chicago.