07/03/2014 12:45 am ET Updated Jul 03, 2014

Lightning Strikes In New York City Amid Severe Thunderstorms In The Northeast

Wednesday evening's storms did more than just light up the skies of New York. They also lit up Twitter and Instagram with incredible photos and videos of lightning strikes in and around the city.

This clip, posted by Instagram user dpenugonda, shows lightning hitting Long Island City, with part of the Manhattan skyline in the background:

On Twitter, users also nabbed some amazing photos:

And here's one more from Instagram, taken by user arthurshim in Greenpoint, Brooklyn looking towards midtown Manhattan:

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