Video Captures Empire State Building Being Struck by Lightning

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A photographer captured the exact moment lightning hit the Empire State Building during a Monday storm in New York City.

Video shows the midtown skyscraper towering above Manhattan as a summer thunderstorm soaks the city, when suddenly a rose-colored bolt of lightning zaps the iconic building, KTLA sister station WPIX in New York reported.

The video was shot by Henrik Moltke, who uploaded it to YouTube and Twitter before it went viral on social media.

He titled the video simply: “Boom!”

The storm came during a heat wave that sent temperatures soaring into the high 90s in New York.

The Empire State Building is struck by lightning an average of 23 times per year, but it’s rarely caught on camera.

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