Lightning Appears to Strike Upwards From Acatenango Volcano in Spectacular Optical Illusion

A thunderstorm produced a spectacular optical illusion when lightning struck near Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala on July 10.

Footage taken by Derrick Douglas Steele in Antigua shows spider lightning bolts illuminating the sky as they appear to shoot upwards from the volcano.

Steele told Storyful he saw the lightning hitting the volcano on and off during the storm.

“I jumped off my motorcycle and hit record, sure enough the second I started the video the crazy lightning went off!” he said. Credit: Derrick Douglas Steele via Storyful

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