Lightning Strikes The Burj Dubai Tower

Will and Guy's Favourite Pictures of Lightning

Will and Guy are able to bring you these photographs of lightning hitting the world's tallest tower in March 2009. For as long as half-an-hour lightning hit the tower and the thunder sounded all over the neighbouring areas. It was, we have been informed an unforgettable night!   Photos kindly sent to us by Sara Arthur.

Close-up of Lightning Strike

Lightning at Burj Dubai

Height: including antenna and spire - 818m [2,684ft]

Lightning Strikes The Burj

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More Detail of the Burj Lightning Strike

Lightning at Burj Dubai

Lightning Strikes on Other Buildings

Lightning Strikes the The Capitol Building in Washington

Another Picture of a Lightning Bolt, This Time It Strikes the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France


Lightning strikes the Eiffel Tower Paris France

Lightning Nearly Strikes Man

Lightning strikes the Eiffel Tower Paris France

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Newspaper Headline from the Newport Argus

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
[He probably IS the battery charge!]


Lightning Bolt Misses TowerLightning Bolt Tower

Lightning Bolt Tower

In an attempt to capture the lightning strike on film, an oil rig worker inadvertently snapped a picture of a tornado being illuminated by the bolt. Amazing and rather scary.  Photo kindly sent by John Reeves

Lighting Strike - Words of Wisdom
You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit.  If you don't hear it you got hit, so never mind. [spoken by a 6year old]


Lightning Strikes in Greece

Lightning Strike 16

Photograph by Chris Kotsiopoulos

This is an image sequence containing 70 lightning shots, taken at Ikaria Island, Greece, during a severe thunderstorm.

Lightning Strike - Freeze Frame

Lightning Strike - Freeze Frame

  • Will says freeze frame is about optimising the shutter speed and aperture.
  • Guy says freeze frame lighting pictures sounds like an oxymoron.  By the way, the photograph makes the lightning seem cold.

Lightning Strike - Sparks Forest Fire

Lightning Strike Sparks Forest Fire

Lightning Story - Out of the mouths of....


Louise was a little girl who walked daily to and from school. Though the weather one morning was unsettled and clouds were forming, she took her normal stroll to her primary school ½ a mile away.

As the day passed, the weather became more inclement, the wind whistled stronger and there was some loud thunder and fierce lightning. Louise's mother was concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school. She herself was afraid of an electrical storm and thought that it might harm her child. Following a massive clap of thunder, lightning rent the sky like a fireball from heaven.

Terrified, Louise's mother got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school. Soon she saw her daughter walking along, but at each flash of lightning, Louise would stop, look up and smile. One followed another, each with the little girl stopping, looking at the streak of light and smiling.

Finally, her mother called her over to the car and asked, 'Louise darling, what are you doing?'

Louise answered brightly, 'God keeps taking pictures of me!

'Lightning Strike Sparks Forest Fire

Thunderous Lightning

A man from the USA suffered shock, cuts and bruises when a lightning strike hit his home on Florida's Gold Coast.  Roy Beverley was filling out a lottery ticket at his house in the Gold Coast, where he had lived for 35 years, when it was unexpectedly struck by lightning and burst into flames. The force of the strike caused his windows to blow out, the ceiling of the lounge and kitchen fell through and the front of the building collapsed. The force was such that Mr. Beverley was blown clean out of his seat and thrown across the room.

Later, fire crews pulled him free from the wreck, rescued his family and put out a small fire. Will and Guy do not know if he won the lottery.

- Newspaper Headline -

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge.

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Lightning Strikes in Serbia

Lightning Strikes Serbia

Thunderstorms are common during the summer in Serbia we have learned.

Lightning Over Durban, South Africa

Lightning Strike Sparks Forest Fire

A Funny Lightning Story


As Reggie was approaching mid-life physically he was a mess; not only was he going bald, but years of office work had given him a large pot belly.

The last straw came when he asked Maria, a woman co-worker out on a date, and she all but laughed at him. That does it, Reggie decided. I'm going to start a whole new regimen.
Reggie began attending aerobics classes, he started working out with weights. He changed his diet and he got an expensive hair transplant. In six months, he was a different man. Again, Reggie asked Maria out, and this time she accepted.

There he was, all dressed up for the date, looking better than he ever had. Reggie stood poised to ring the Maria's doorbell, when a bolt of lightning struck him and knocked him off his feet.
As he lay there dying, he turned his eyes toward the heavens and said, 'Why, God, why now? After all I've been through, how could you do this to me?'

From up above, there came a deep voice, 'Sorry, Reggie, I didn't not recognise you.'

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