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Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena is watching the stormy sky over the numerous skyscrapers of Dubai where a massive bolt of lightning came crashing down over Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building:

A video posted by Fazza (@faz3) on Mar 10, 2016 at 8:14am PST

This stunning slow motion footage (1,977 frames per second) was captured by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, and faz3 on Instagram.

“The video was captured with a Vision Research Phantom Flex 4K camera with a Fujinon 18-85mm lens mounted to it, shooting wide open at T2, a source who wishes to be unnamed tells PetaPixel. The shot was taken from the rooftop of the Meydan Racecourse grandstand.”

[via Sploid and PetaPixel]