This stunning time-lapse video picture was captured the ball lightning dancing across the sky over Buckshaw Village. Credit: Iain Lynn
These are some of our favourite pictures of the breathtaking spectacle, captured by our readers, as the storm raged across the night sky.
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This stunning time-lapse video picture was captured the ball lightning dancing across the sky over Buckshaw Village. Credit: Iain Lynn The lightning crackled and charged across the night sky for nearly two hours The storm brought people to their windows to watch the awesome light spectacle which erupted in the skies above Lancashire Lightning over Lancashire as the farmers continue grafting in the fields below. Credit: Curtis Richmond The lightning crackled ominously across the night sky Lightning dances above Preston rooftops. Credit: Sonia Bashir Karl Eccles caught this streak of lightning as it cracked open the night sky above Adlington. Credit: Karl Eccles Ball lightning streaks across the night sky in South Ribble. Credit: Paul Mason Lightning streaking across the sky The lightning strike was followed by explosive claps of thunder which stirred people from their sleep The frantic bursts of lightning lit up people's bedrooms Some storm watchers stayed up till 3am to film the spectacle The lightning strike followed one of the hottest days of the year so far The Lancashire sky turned an eerie purple during the lightning storm Lighting and thunder is expected to return overnight on Thursday, July 25 The lightning storm raged across Lancashire for nearly two hours, between 2am and 4am, on Wednesday morning (July 24) Fingers of lightning pulsed across the fields of Lancashire last night