Lightning loves to light up our lives. But 70 percent of lightning occurs over tropical areas–leaving those in other areas with less opportunity to see these stunning natural light shows. Enjoy these bright moments in time captured by some brave souls who had the patience to take many photos in order to catch these great shots.

 

1. Lightning Over Arlington, Virginia

Lightning Over Arlington, Virginia

Photograph by Postdif

 

2. Lightning Over Madeira, Portugal

Lightning Over Madeira, Portugal

Photograph by Don Amaro

 

3. Lightning Over Sofia, Bulgaria

This photo is a composite made from three photos capturing the 2 to 5 lightning strikes that were occurring every 10 seconds that night.

Lightning Over Sofia, Bulgaria

Photograph by Boby Dimitrov

 

4. Lightning Over Philadelphia, PA., USA

Yep, that’s the moon peaking out from behind the storm clouds.

Lightning Over Philadelphia, PA., USA

Photograph by Kevin Burkett

 

5. Lightning Over Geneva, Switzerland

Lightning Over Geneva, Switzerland

Photograph by the-stirkk

 

6. Lightning Storm Near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Lightning Storm Near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Photograph by Kasi Metcalfe

 

7. Lightning Over Unna, Germany

Lightning Over Unna, Germany

Photograph by smial

 

8. Lightning On The Columbia River – Astoria, Oregon

Lightning On The Columbia River - Astoria, Oregon

Photograph by Ian Boggs

 

9. Lightning Over Brisbane, Australia

Lightning Over Brisbane, Australia

Photograph by Richard Fisher

 

10. Lightning Over Geneva, Switzerland

Lightning Over Geneva, Switzerland

Photograph by the-storkk

Go ahead…share these enlightening photos with your friends!


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