It was a stormy weekend in parts of Illinois and also Missouri. In some cases, the sky was electric - literally. Brand new video captured the moment when 6 Illinois buildings were all struck by lightning at the same time.
I will admit that I don't know much about lightning other than I'd prefer to not get struck by any. But, even I know when a video about lightning is captivating and that's definitely the case for upward lightning that was recently captured as it climbed into the sky over St. Louis, Missouri.
Lightning has done a lot for me in my life including ruining a few laptops. It has never made me $50,000 richer though which doesn't seem fair since that's what just happened for a St. Clair, Missouri lady.
It's not easy to take pictures or video of lightning. First of all, it's dangerous since you don't want to be exposed outside and even if you're good with the risk, it takes skills to capture nature at its most brilliant. One very talented photographer was able to show what lightning was like over St. Louis last weekend at 1,500 frames per second and it's truly electrifying - pun intended.
I would say this is shocking, but that would be pun overload. Overload is a good word though to describe a video that shows what happened when lightning struck a farm's electric fence not that long ago.
You will almost never be able to see this with the naked eye because they come and go so quickly. A new video share shows rare red sprites that were exploding in the sky above a violent thunderstorm in Texas and parts of Arkansas.