Thanks to the fact that more and more homes are equipped with security cameras, we're seeing moments we normally don't get to witness. A new home security cam shows the moment that a garage completely had its windows blown out by a lightning strike.

The video was actually captured by the neighbors of this home. Here's how they described this special weather cameo:

We caught footage of our neighbor's garage being struck by lightning and blowing windows and doors out.

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The strike happens only a few seconds into the video. Just watch the windows and door just get completely blown out.

This led me on a rabbit trail to learn exactly what kind of power is at work here. The National Weather Service has a helpful article that answers the question "how powerful is lighting"?

A typical lightning flash is about 300 million Volts and about 30,000 Amps. In comparison, household current is 120 Volts and 15 Amps. There is enough energy in a typical flash of lightning to light a 100-watt incandescent light bulb for about three months or the equivalent compact fluorescent bulb for about a year.

Since I'm a dad that walks around our house regularly and turns off lights to save on the electric bill, I can verify this is a lot of juice.

Now I'd like to know what it must have sounded like in that garage the moment the lightning hit. On second thought, no I don't want to know.

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