Sunday's lightning storm over Pittsburgh. Photo used by permission from Dave DiCello.

Local photographer Dave DiCello frequently posts incredible cityscapes of Pittsburgh on his Twitter feed. This weekend, he outdid himself.

DiCello captured Sunday’s lightning strike above the city on video and shared it with his followers. This 13-second clip has already been viewed by more than 50,000 people.

Check it out here:

A slow motion lightning strike that I captured over #Pittsburgh last night. It’s absolutely incredible to see it expand as it streaks across the sky. Will be sharing the still image that I shot simultaneously with this video a little later today.

— Dave DiCello (@DaveDiCello) September 2, 2019

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