Stunning East Coast Lightning Photos

A thunderstorm hit the greater New York area July 2. See the stunning lightning photos captured by viewers and professional photographers.

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With the United Nations and Tudor City in the foreground, lightning strikes in the sky over the East River as a major storm approaches New York City July 2, 2014.
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Lighting strikes over the Empire State Building as a major storm comes in New York City July 2, 2014. The storm hit before Hurricane Arthur headed up the East Coast.
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Lightning hits One World Trade Center in this stunning shot.
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Ben Growden
Another stunning shot sent in from a New York viewer, Ben Growden.
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Ray
A bolt of lightning is seen here striking the spire of One World Trade Center.
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Josef Bajada
A bolt of lightning strikes One World Trade Center in this photograph from the Sept. 11 Memorial.
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Maura Buckley
Lightning juts across the sky in Breezy Point, Brooklyn during a severe storm.
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Carrie Booth
Lightning strikes in this photo in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center and The Empire State Building from this photo, taken from the Top of the Rock.
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David Scales
A lightning bolt streaks through the Southington sky in Connecticut on July 2, 2014.
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