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The End of Times is Nigh! Crazy Lightning Storm Lights Up The Arctic, Even in Space

Nearly 50 lightning strikes happened during a record setting heat-wave in the Arctic in July. This was in addition to over 1000 of them hitting over a wider area during a massive storm. This was one of the furthest examples of lightning strikes anywhere in the world in weather forecasters memories, with the closest being in Fairbanks, Alaska. While lightning strikes do occur in the Arctic, they are much rarer in such frequency, because the air is usually to cold and dry for such a major storm to be able to form.

Warming in the arctic caused a super rare lightning storm near the North Pole
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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!

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We can never get enough of the truly awesome spectacle of nature's destruction.

That's where this new video showing some lightning rattling the sky in one of Patagonia's beautiful volcanoes.

Early this year we were treated to a another dramatic showing when the Calbuco volcano spewed an ocean of ash and smoke into the atmosphere.



Nature is so cool.

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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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Via our friends over at The Daily What:

Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano complex spews a scary cloud of ash and lightning during a June eruption that disrupted air travel throughout the region. Ricardo Mohr's stunning shot was picked to appear in National Geographic's "Pictures We Love: Best of October."