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Viral Video: Lightning bolt strikes palm tree on sunny, clear day

A viral video from the United States that captures the exact moment a bolt of lightning strikes down a palm tree on a clear, storm-less day.

A dashcam in Florida captured the rare moment when lightning struck a palm tree, despite a clear day with no rail or thunder.

Johnathan Moore was driving in suburban Tampa when a freak bolt of light hit the top of a palm tree, some 75 ft from his car.




The bolt, which seemed to literally come out of the blue, is known by meteorologists as a “blue bolt,”. Such bolts of lightning can often be found within miles of thunderstorm clouds. So they blink away until they reach the ground.