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The intense flash of light and booming crack of thunder that follows a lightning strike can be exhilarating, but it’s best to observe both whilke safely inside your home. As Norway’s Daniel Modøl discovered while filming a storm from his deck, those unpredictable lightning bolts can strike anywhere, even 16-feet from where you’re standing.

Modøl, who will probably never venture out into a storm wearing flip-flops again, wasn’t fast enough to capture the near-instantaneous strike that hit his backyard, but he did manage to record the aftermath, which looks like a scorched, smoking crater in his backyard.


[YouTube via Geekologie]

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