Many people watched the storm from the safety of their homes, and some even ventured outside when the rain stopped. Natural disasters are photographed and filmed all the time, but getting a photo of the exact moment lightning strikes something is difficult, even when you’re talking about the tallest building in the country.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 3, 2014
But Dinesh Penugonda did it. Located in Long Island City, Queens, he set up his camera and waited. It paid off, and he got himself a video for the ages that’ll probably never happen again.