Lightning, this spectacular energy bursting from the sky, can contain a hundred million electrical volts — and it happens in a blink of an eye.
But a YouTube user uploaded a slow motion video of thick, piercingly bright lightning the moment it touches the ocean's surface. For just a second, the bolt turns an otherwise gloomy, stormy sky into something magical.
And as viewers, we experience the moment in complete awe.
Because lightning typically occurs over land, rather than over oceans, this video is all the more special.
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