Video: Well, damn. That's a heck of a close call. This footage of a thunderstorm is from South Sydney, Australia, and you can see how close the people taken the footage were to getting struck by lightning. This is very probably the closest you could get without actually getting blasted with a bolt.
The Closest You Can Get To A Lightning Strike Without Actually Getting Struck By Lightning
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