Lightning Map

There was a bit of lighting (and, of course… thunder) last night. Hopefully the turbulence in the air is no pre-cursor to a turbulent exam. Actually the rain is very calming. The streetlight that is right outside my window is usually an annoyance, lighting up my room when it doesn’t want to be illuminated. In the rain and snow though, the light becomes the rain and snow equivalent of thermal goggles, allowing one to see what’s actually going on. So I like it. (Could be a bit dimmer though.)
There’s a pretty cool map of lighting strikes that I found after a bit of searching. What I was really looking for was photographs of lighting striking. You see those sometimes when it hits famous structures like the Washington Monument. It looks like most of the pictures out there on the web are more storm-chaser type great plains photographs.