Lightning can be beautiful, but it's responsible for more than 4,000 deaths in the U.S. from 1959-2012.
Did lightning wake you up this morning? The pictures are often beautiful, but lightning kills.
From 1959-2012, there were 4,002 lightning-related deaths in the United States, the National Weather Service said. This picture was taken in Fort Myers, Fla.
This picture was taken in Franklin, Ind. NWS says 90 of the lightning deaths from 1959 to 2012 were in Indiana.
This picture is from Las Vegas.
Here's one closer to home, from Greenfield.
Here's a dramatic shot of lightning striking the Willis Tower in Chicago.
This picture was taken in Indianapolis.
This beautiful lightning picture was taken in England.
Here's another picture from Indianapolis.
Lightning streaks across the sky in this shot from Beijing.
This picture is from Indiana.
Here's another lightning pic from Las Vegas
Here's another shot from Indianapolis.
Here's a lightning strike captured in South Africa.
Several bolts of lightning were captured in Warsaw, Poland.
Here's another great shot from Las Vegas.