This is What it Looks Like When Lightning Strikes the Empire State Building 

By Ria Misra on at

A lightning bolt and the Empire State Building. Here’s what it looks like when the two collide.

A thunderstorm hit New York City and Henrik Moltke of the Intercept just grabbed this timelapse of a bolt of lightning coming right for the Empire State Building. It’s not exactly a rare event — the construction of the building makes it a lightning rod for the area. Lightning strikes the building a few dozen times a year, sometimes even multiple times in a single day.

Still, it’s a pretty stunning look at what the skies can rain down on us, when they so choose.