Picture of the Day: Lightning Strikes a Fairway
LIGHTNING STRIKES A FAIRWAY
Redditor SmangAllDay shared this photo earlier this week of his local golf course after being struck by lightning. The fascinating fractal pattern you see on the fairway is known as a Lichtenberg figure which has been featured on the Sifter previously.
For those golf addicts that always try and get one more hole in before vacating the course during a thunderstorm, let this image serve as a warning why that may not be the best idea…
Unfortunately I was unable to locate a source for this photograph. A reverse image search on Google and Tineye did not reveal anything, so please advise in the comments if you know more about this shot.