This weekend the Washington Monument, normally one of the capital’s most visited sites, was lit.
Watch a massive bolt hit the peak.
Unbelievable split-second video, as FOX DC reported, caught the nation’s most familiar obelisk being struck by lightning on Saturday night.
It’s unknown whether during the intense storm any damage was done to the landmark, which has two lightning rods installed on the columns to safeguard the structure.
The heaviest rain ended across the D.C. metro early Sunday morning, according to National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington, but over 4 inches of rain fell in just a couple of hours.
More storms were in the forecast Sunday night, FOX 5’s newscasts reported.
Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.