VIA| When we find ourselves approaching storm clouds, most often, our first thought is to get as far away as soon as possible. However, one bicyclist was so intrigued at what he saw before his eyes, he stopped and pulled out his phone to record the phenomenon.
What the resident in Greenwood, Indiana was witnessing was a crown flash, a rare event where sunlight shines on ice crystals guided by electric fields during a thunderstorm. This occurrence is usually not seen by the naked eye. Because the sun was still out when it happened, the video the bicyclist captured is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.