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The video captures lightning bolts hitting a palm tree – despite the clear sky in Florida


Lightning out of the blue: The video captures lightning striking a palm tree – despite the clear sky in Florida

  • The lightning struck a tree in the suburbs of Tampa in daylight
  • The strange footage was taken from a Florida man's car
  • A clap of thunder can be heard in the video before the lightning rips through the top of the tree

This is the shocking moment when a lightning fork hits a palm tree despite a clear blue sky in Florida.

The unusual footage was taken from a Florida man's car while he was about 75 feet from the strike.

Johnathan Moore was working hard in the Tampa suburbs when the bolt hit the palm. A clap of thunder can be heard in the video before the lightning rips through the top of the tree.

The unusual footage was taken from a Florida man's car while he was about 75 feet from the strike (Image: The palm tree before it was hit).

The unusual footage was taken from a Florida man's car while he was about 75 feet from the strike (Image: The palm tree as lightning makes contact).

The unusual footage was taken from a Florida man's car while he was about 75 feet from the strike (Image: The palm tree as lightning makes contact).

Storms were expected on the day of the footage, but unlike common lightning strikes, this was true in broad daylight.

The event, dubbed a "bolt from the blue" by meteorologists, can be several miles away from storm clouds. They then bend down before hitting the ground.

Moore, whose dashcam recorded the footage, said he saw the unusual strike as an opportunity to warn others to be on alert.

The unusual footage was taken from inside a Florida man's car while he was about 75 feet from the strike (Image: The palm tree appears to glow after lightning struck Florida in broad daylight).

The unusual footage was taken from inside a Florida man's car while he was about 75 feet from the strike (Image: The palm tree appears to glow after lightning struck Florida in broad daylight).

The central Florida peninsula has the highest concentration of lightning in the United States, NBC reported, citing the National Weather Service.

The main lightning time on the peninsula occurs between May and October from noon to midnight.

In 2019, 27 people were killed by lightning and another 243 injured in the United States, according to NWS.

Lightning strikes have killed 12 people so far this year.

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