Sooke Hills (Sandy Leduc)

Did you catch the brilliant light show across the Vancouver Island sky last night?

What started as an awe-inspiring sunset transformed into a brilliant lightning storm which brightened the skies over the west coast Sunday evening—a rare showing in these parts— accompanied by loud thunder in some areas.

If you weren’t able to watch the spectacle yourself, or maybe you just want to relive it, here are 22 photos and videos of last night’s epic sunset with accompanying lightning storm:

 

 

A composite of some of the lightning strikes over Victoria from 9:30pm-10:30pm from Mt Tolmie by Allison Hyatt Photography

Posted by Allison Hyatt on Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted by Mark Macey on Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted by Mark Macey on Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted by Jacqueline Whyte on Monday, August 17, 2020

Intense lightning caught just after sunset at Patricia Bay in North Saanich, BC. Conan Chee Photography

Posted by Conan Chee on Monday, August 17, 2020

Lightning reflectionsPhoto by Doug Clement Photography

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Monday, August 17, 2020

Posted by Noah Pellatt on Monday, August 17, 2020

Over Nanaimo North end for the first three images from tonight's storm, but the last one over top of my house in…

Posted by Craig Letourneau on Sunday, August 16, 2020

Got a few pics tonight at Saxe Point but this one is by far my fave😍😍😍😍😍😍

Posted by Jodie Bittner on Sunday, August 16, 2020