The striking photograph has collected over 25,000 'likes' on Twitter.
What happens when lightning strikes a wet tree? Residents of northern Mississippi found out when they came across a tree burning from the inside after being struck by lightning, leaving the exterior undamaged for some time. According to The Weather Network
, Mississippi and Alabama experienced severe weather over the weekend with storms and at least three reported tornados. It was during a lightning storm that Janis Melton of Baldwyn, Mississippi, captured the striking photograph. It was later tweeted out by meteorologist James Spann on April 22. See it below:
Since being tweeted, the picture has already almost 25,000 'likes' and over 10,000 retweets. Unsurprisingly, people of Twitter have compared the tree to a setting from fantasy novels, movies, an entrance to hell or a portal to a parallel dimension, among other things. Here's what people had to say about the picture:
Some users pointed out that the internal blaze happens when lightning strikes the dry interior of the tree while the exterior is wet from rain.
People also posted pics of other trees struck by lightning
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