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Erika Owen
December 09, 2016

An epic lightning storm hit Sydney, Australia earlier this week, and photographers were there ready to take it all in.

Multiple strikes were crashing down at the same time, setting the scene for a stunning snapshot. Given that around 100 lightning strikes hit the Earth in any given second (according to, it's pretty incredible to see so many in one spot.

The entire storm lasted about an hour, according to Mashable. Check out some of the amazing shots for yourself:


#sydneystorm in full force at #manlybeach last night, just after the Christmas fireworks!! #bythepowerofgreyskull @craigbrokensha @swellnet

A photo posted by Manly Beach, Sydney Australia (@manlyaustralia) on


#manlybeach #lightning #storm

A photo posted by Sylvain Whissell (@sylvainwhissell) on

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