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Lightning appeared to strike St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on Monday just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, according to the BBC. The lightning strike happened around 6 p.m. local time.

Vatican City : A lightning strikes St Peter’s dome at the Vatican on February Pope Benedict XVI announced today he will resign as leader of the world’s billion Catholics on February


Amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik captured the shot of a lifetime when lightning struck the Eiffel Tower in 2008 during a summer thunderstorm.

Reverse Lightning: "The upward branching in this photo shows that the Eiffel Tower actually initiated the discharge,” says lightning researcher Richard Blakeslee of NASA. “...Instead of starting in the cloud..., this flash started when the tower ‘launched’ a leader that [went] upward toward the cloud [and] it branched out. Eventually one of the branches reached a region of sufficient charge to ‘short out the cloud’ and produce the return stroke pictured above.”      - photo by Hakim Atek

Funny pictures about Eiffel Tower struck by lightning. Oh, and cool pics about Eiffel Tower struck by lightning. Also, Eiffel Tower struck by lightning photos.

༻神*ŦƶȠ*神༺  Shocking Bond by Timothy Poulton

“Shocking Bondi” By photographer Timothy Poulton, captures a brilliant lightning display off the coast at Bondi Beach, Australia.

Aurora Borealis, Iceland

Aurora Borealis, Iceland

Aurora Borealis over a church ~ Iceland. Holy Lights by Þorsteinn H Ingibergsson,

List of Alberta's lightning-strike hotspots | Home | Toronto Sun

It's lightning season in Alberta and one of the province's electric distribution provider's has released a list of lightning strike hotspots.


In every storm, there is a rainbow visible somewhere because there is always light nearby. In the storms of life, there is always something beautiful because God is nearby. We just need to take the time to look for our rainbow.

It is fairly easy to sense - video in real time is coming on very strong.

Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video

Lunar Halos, Septuple Rainbows and Iridescent Meat: Incredible Optics Photos thk: lightnings and rainbows

Potentially deadly

Lightning: beautiful but deadly

A lightning bolt and a rainbow. Wyoming: a lightning bolt strikes through a rainbow during a thunderstorm over Sheridan, Wyo., on June 2005

Empire State Building Lightning Strikes | #Information #Informative #Photography

Another bolt of lightning striking the Empire State Building, this time on August 2011 during another severe storm. On the night of April 12 of the same year, the building was even struck three times in a row during a bad thunderstorm.