Lightning strikes near Kennedy Space Center Pad B. Credit: NASA Space Flight Yikes! Lightning Strike Near KSC Launchpad Article written: 17 Jun , 2011 Updated: 24 Dec , 2015 by Nancy Atkinson [/caption] That was close! A fixed camera at launchpad B at Kennedy Space Center (which is being torn down/modified) captured an amazing lightning strike earlier this week. Hat tip to @InsideKSC on Twitter Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) By Nancy Atkinson - Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Rocky, Low-Mass Planet Discovered by MicrolensingExomoons Could Be Excellent Incubators images, weather Related posts The Most Detailed Map Ever Made of the Milky Way in Radio Waves Exciting New Views Of Opportunity’s Remarkable Landing Site Juno’s Monday Jupiter Flyby Promises New Batch of Images & Science 6 Responses J. Major says June 17, 2011 at 7:16 PM Whoa! Intense! I bet there’s a nice fulgurite buried where that one hit, no? Log in to Reply WaxyMary says June 17, 2011 at 7:19 PM It seems this camera is mounted to the diagonal lightning arrestor tower, microwave relay array bundle as we see in the background. Mary Log in to Reply Anonymous says June 17, 2011 at 8:18 PM Oh wow!! That is an awesome picture, but too close! Log in to Reply EarthlingX says June 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM I almost clicked the ‘like’ button above, then i remembered this is very close to Atlantis, and well, i don’t like that :/ Pretty picture though 🙂 Log in to Reply abhinesh kumar says June 19, 2011 at 7:35 PM too sensitive lol……..? Log in to Reply Corey Simmonds says June 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM I’d love to get a shot like that, but of course, I don’t think I’d be willing to get that close to do it 🙂 Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.