This strike hit about 3,000 feet across the sub division according to the lightning data. I was photographing lightning that was about 4 to 5 miles away when a close strike of about 2 miles hit. I set up the camera on auto from inside the garage and went inside to take cover. I peeked out the window and saw this beauty hit a few minutes later. Fall started with a bang this year. A complex of storms dropped several inches of rain after a hot & dry summer. The storms ushered in chilly fall air while lighting up the night sky.