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Storm chasers film the incredible rare phenomenon of lightning striking near a rainbow

A bolt out of the blue! Storm chasers film the incredible rare phenomenon of lightning striking near a rainbow turning the sky a sea of indigo and purple

  • The video, posted by storm chaser Misheyla Iwasiuk, shows a storm in Manitoba on Saturday
  • Footage shows the large rainbow in part but the lightning strikes illuminate the sky
  • Rainbow lightning is a rare phenomenon as the chances of lightning striking near a rainbow are slim 

Storm chasers in Canada captured quite the spectacle on Saturday when they managed to capture video of lightning striking right underneath a rainbow. 

The video, posted by storm chaser Misheyla Iwasiuk, shows a storm in Manitoba on Saturday. 

Footage shows the large rainbow in part but the lightning strikes illuminate the sky. 

 

The video, posted by storm chaser Misheyla Iwasiuk, shows a storm in Manitoba on Saturday

And while the video captures the moment when the lightning hits, no sound from thunder can be heard. 

The orange-blue sky provides even more color, making for a stunning visual.

Manitoba experienced warm temperatures and plenty of rain last weekend leading into this week.

Rainbow lightning is a rare phenomenon as the chances of lightning striking near a rainbow are slim

Rainbow lightning is a rare phenomenon as the chances of lightning striking near a rainbow are slim

Rainbow lightning is a rare phenomenon as the chances of lightning striking near a rainbow are slim, explained Randall Cerveny, a professor of meterology at Arizona State University in Tempe. 

‘Usually, you don’t get those two things to line up at the same time,’ he said in a 2015 Live Science piece. 

Both use raindrops in different ways, with rainbows using them to scatter sunlight. Lightning, on the other hand, can be created when raindrops shuttle electrical charges. 

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