Features Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania
Weather gives Chicago suburbs light show

Weather gives Chicago suburbs light show

Lightning lights up the skies over the Chicagoland South and Southwest suburbs Monday night in a rapid succession, and some thought might be a scene out of the SciFi movie “War of the Worlds.”

By Ray Hanania

The skies above gave the South and Southwest Chicagoland suburbs a real light show on Monday (July 10, 2017) night at around 10 pm.

An unusual burst of Lightning lit up the sky in rapid succession for more than 30 minutes, even allowing people to capture lightning bolts with their iPhones and Android devices.

Catching a picture of lightning is almost impossible and has more to do with luck than anything else, but Monday night was a lightning observer’s dream come true.

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Some thought it could well be a scene out of the SciFi movie “War of the Worlds.”

Here are some photos of the lightning and also a video posted on Facebook that I hope you will enjoy, too. Click here to view the video online on Facebook or use the widget player below:

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Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

 

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

 

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

 

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning columnist, author and former Chicago City Hall reporter (1976-1992).

He is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club Lisagor Awards, the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Award for journalism, and was named Best Ethnic American Columnist by the New America Media in 2007.

His personal web page is The Daily Hookah at www.TheDailyHookah.com (and www.RayHanania.com).

Hanania writes a weekly syndicated column for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia and is the managing editor of the American Arab online news website, www.TheArabDailyNews.com.

His mainstream columns are published in Chicago's Southwest Side and Suburbs in The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, the Southwest News-Herald and the Des Plaines Valley News.

Hanania is the managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Email Ray Hanania at rghanania@gmail.com

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