This is the electrifying moment the Beetham Tower in Manchester was struck by lightning.
A bolt of lightning hit the roof of the 47-storey skyscraper during a violent summer storm on Thursday morning.
Video technician Andrew Cooper captured the dramatic scene when he set up a webcam in his office window at Manchester University.
He said: “I put the camera in my window because I could see there was a big storm brewing. It was only running for about ten minutes when it filmed the lightning strike.”
Andrew added: “I have always enjoyed watching storms and I just thought I would put the camera up. I never thought it would get such a dramatic strike, it’s just a shame that I didn’t have a better camera on it – all I was using was a £50 webcam.
“There was quite a bang of thunder afterwards, it was a really spectacular storm.”
The bolt of lightning hit the 55
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Tags: Lightning, Strikes, Beetham, Tower, In, Manchester.
Location: Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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