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Photographer Greg McCown gets a killer picture of lightning over a rainbow.
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Zeus celebrates Pride.

Photographer Greg McCown captured this incredible picture of a bolt of lighting streaking through a clear arcing rainbow.

As McCown says on his Facebook page:

Finally! After years of trying I finally got my lightning and rainbow picture. What an awesome evening. I headed out late afternoon, shot a little on the SE side, then drove across town catching up with Bryan Snider and Chris Frailey, two awesome photographers/stormchasers. We shot for a little while, then got dumped on by a microburst while driving up the freeway. I-10 slowed to a near crawl, with half the traffic pulling over and stopping completely. Can't blame them as visibility dropped to 20 feet. At the next stop Bryan and Chris headed NW back towards home and I headed SE towards this rainbow. I was just trying to find a foreground without telephone poles or other junk in the way. Found it just in time as this was the last bolt to strike before the storm dissipated into nothing.



It's certainly not the only pretty picture McCown has taken. You can see a whole lot of beautiful shots on his website.

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God paid a visit to Maine this week, and it was scary as Hell.

A high school student in Grand Isle recently captured the insane moment that lightning struck the steeple of a church.

Carl Bouley was filming the rain over St. Gerard Catholic Church from his porch across the street when it happened, and his volunteer firefighter father went over afterwards to check on the damages.

The church has has actually been struck before in August of 2007, according to the Maine Sun Journal.

“It kind of scared me a bit,” he told the Journal. “It felt like a small shockwave hit.”

A second camera was able to capture what happened on the ground below at the exact same moment.

Great Scott!

Via: Sploid
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Courtesy of Sploid: "Norefjell [a mountain range in Norway] 2014-01-05. A quiet skiing, suddenly something happens 50 feet from the trail. Power line at 132 kV corresponding EB-line. The estimate lasted at least five minute." I prefer mine.

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