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6/28/99 - M. Jack Luedke/staff - A lightning bolt dwarfs the Jacksonville skyline during a summer storm.

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06-12-03-Diane Uhley/Staff-A bolt of lightning strikes the South Jacksonville Beach area late Thursday(061203) afternoon as a storm rolled in from the south west.

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Bob Mack/staff--8/14/05- The Jacksonville Suns vs. the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (cq) at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Lightning lights the sky as the Suns celebrate their 6-2 win over the Diamond Jaxx and winning their last 10 games in a row. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union)

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8/27/96 - Ricardo Romagosa/staff - Lightning lights up the Jacksonville sky on Monday night. (photo taken from Nemours parking garage)

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6/19/98--Will Dickey/staff--Lightning flashes over Jacksonville during a thunderstorm that relieved a severe drought that spawned numerous wild fires in the area.

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FILE--Lightning dances across the sky over West Normandy Baptist Church Jacksonville, FLA Friday night July 16, 2004. The church was not struck by the bolt as a storm moved through the area. (AP Photo/THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, Rick Wilson) (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union,

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8/20/97--Bob Mack/staff--Lightning flashes in the night sky off Atlantic Beach . A slow-moving storm provided a unique show of light and color. A timed exposure caught the bolt as it appears to strike the water near the lights of a fishing boat on the horizon. (shot about 11PM Wednesday night).

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6/28/99 - M. Jack Luedke/staff - A lightning bolt dwarfs the Jacksonville skyline during a summer storm.

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Jon M. Fletcher/The Times-Union-11/15/06-- A bolt of lightning streaks across the sky over the Hart Bridge in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, as a afternoon thunderstorm moves over the city Wednesday, June 13, 2007. (The Florida Times-Union, Jon M. Fletcher)

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BOB SELF/The Times-Union, 4/21/06... With lightning cracking overhead for much of Friday night's game, Bartram Trail took on Ed White High School in the District 3-5A softball championship game played at First Coast H.S. After a 1 to 1 tie going into the 7th inning a 2 run home run by White's #28, Chelsea Enlow gave White the lead and the victory with a final score of 3 to 1. (Photo by Bob Self/Staff, The Florida Times-Union.)

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FILE--Rick Wilson/staff--7/11/00--Bolts of lightning zig-zag overthe top of the Jacksonville skyline Tuesday night as summer thunderstorms moved through the area. This was shot from Stinson Park off San Juan Ave. in Ortega.

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WILL DICKEY/The Times-Union--06/25/08--A lightning bolt pierces the sky behind the Fuller Warren Bridge during a thunderstorm Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

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BRUCE LIPSKY/The Times-Union--A large storm moved across north Florida, Thursday, June 26, 2008, trailing lightning across the sky above downtown Jacksonville, FL. (Florida Times-Union/Bruce Lipsky2008)

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JON M. FLETCHER/The Times-Union -- 06/22/09 -- A fast moving thunderstorm sends lightning crackling down behind the Hart Bridge Monday afternoon, June 22, 2009. (The Florida Times-Union, Jon M. Fletcher)

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WILL DICKEY/The Times-Union--06/25/08--A lightning bolt pierces the sky behind the Fuller Warren Bridge Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

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BRUCE LIPSKY/The Times-Union--Numerous lightning strikes could be viewed across the St. Johns River from the Negaard Rowing Center on the campus of Jacksonville University, Wednesday afternoon, June 25, 2008, in Jacksonville, FL. (Florida Times-Union/Bruce Lipsky 2008)

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ANDY JACOBSOHN/The Times-Union--08/04/09--On the second day of training camp, Jaguars' fans wait outside of Jacksonville Municipal Stadium watching for lightning during delayed practice on Tuesday, August 7. (The Florida Times-Union, Andy Jacobsohn)

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RICK WILSON/The Times-Union--8/21/10-- Lightning arcs through the sky outside the stadium as the delay continues. The Jacksonville Jaguars played the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday August 21, 2010. (The Florida Times-Union, Rick WIlson)

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RICK WILSON/The Times-Union--8/21/10-- Lightning flashes in the background behind "Touchdown" the Jaguar statue in front of the stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars played the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday August 21, 2010. (The Florida Times-Union, Rick WIlson)

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PHOTO BY CHRIS VIOLA/TIMES UNION - 082010 - Lightning plays across the sky above the stands of the Glynn County Stadium in Brunswick, Georgia causing the start of the season opening game for the Pirates to be delayed by 2 hours, Friday, August 20, 2010.

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JON M. FLETCHER / The Times-Union -- 082110 -- A trio of Jacksonville Port Authority cranes rise along the St. Johns River as lightning erupts from a storm rolling in over downtown Jacksonville Saturday, August 18, 2010. (Jon M. Fletcher, The Florida Times-Union)

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Photo by Craig O'Neal/ Special to Shorelines Powerful thunder and lightning move through the beaches area one recent night, providing for quite a night time display. This photo captured a lighting strike in Ponte Vedra Beach.

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Gary McCullough/For The Times-Union --6/6/14 -- Lightning after the U.S. men's soccer team during a public training session at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, June 6, 2014. (The Florida Times-Union, Gary McCullough)

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ALEX.SANCHEZ@STAUGUSTINE.COM Lightning strikes over St. Augustine Beach as seen from St. Johns County Pier early Thursday morning, June 26, 2014.

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Gary McCullough/For The Times-Union --6/6/14 -- Lightning after the U.S. men's soccer team during a public training session at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, June 6, 2014. (The Florida Times-Union, Gary McCullough)h)

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111714 -- Lightning strike near Prime Osborne Convention Center. You are welcome to publish it. Photo by (c) Brad Biringer

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Gary McCullough/For The Times-Union -- 7/31/16 -- Lightning caused the Jacksonville Jaguars to clear the public from Florida Blue Field during NFL football training camp at in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, July 31, 2016. (The Florida Times-Union, Gary McCullough)

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Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field during a weather delay before an NCAA college football game between Florida and Idaho in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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Gary McCullough/For The Times-Union -- 7/31/16 -- Lightning caused the Jacksonville Jaguars to clear the public from Florida Blue Field during NFL football training camp at in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, July 31, 2016. (The Florida Times-Union, Gary McCullough)

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Description

Jacksonville is no stranger to lightning strikes. During the summer months, especially, daily late-afternoon storms produce some of nature's most amazing light shows. Here's a look at some of the best lightning photos of Jacksonville, the Beaches and Northeast Florida from the Times-Union archives.