A video of lightning striking the same spot repeatedly during a thunderstorm has gone viral on the internet, terrifying netizens.
In the video, the sound of massive thunder can be heard as a blazing lightning strikes a tree multiple times, causing it to catch fire. The whole terrifying incident was captured by some people who were recording the thunderstorm.
Watch as lighting strikes again and again in the same spot 😳 pic.twitter.com/BCfapYSLa6— OddIy Terrifying (@OTerrifying) March 23, 2023
According to the United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), no place outside is safe during a thunderstorm, and people should avoid going outside. The administration has also debunked a myth and stated that lightning can strike the same place repeatedly, especially if it's a tall and isolated object - as was the case with the tree in the video.
For example, the Empire State Building is hit about 25 times per year.
Since being shared the clip has accumulated over 14.5 million views and more than 5,400 likes.
Watching lightning can be fascinating, but going out during a thunderstorm is a deliberate attempt to risk your life. Therefore, be aware when you are outside and avoid standing beneath a tree during a thunderstorm.
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