It’s not every day that your city will light up with the crackle of lightning and survive the boom of the resulting thunder. And even when your locale is so graced, often the storm is weak, a sliver of what it could have been.

But sometimes you get the full serving. Toronto recently did, and a crack photographer took his camera to the streets and captured some rather stunning video. We can’t help but share it. It is Monday, after all, so take a short break and put some awe into your day.

Also, aren’t you glad that Ben Franklin invented the idea of the lightning rod?

Admit it, that was excellent. You are welcome.