By Federico Cornetto
This is the stunning moment a violent lightning storm broke over skyscrapers at the same time as the sun was setting.
Scott Pecoriello, 22, filmed the spectacular storm illuminating the sky over Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on the evening of August 8.
Scott, CEO of weather data company WeatherOptics, said: “As a weather-nerd, I was in awe at how that storm formed and moved over the city perfectly timed with the sunset.
“It was the best storm I’ve seen all year.”