In a jaw-dropping moment, the 100-foot statue of Jesus Christ towering over Rio de Janeiro was hit by lightning. The stunning scene was captured during a flash storm that hit the coast of Brazil on Friday. The bolt of flash struck the head of the statue and turned the sculpture into a godly figure.

The stunning scene was captured by Fernando Braga, who shared the pictures on Instagram. “DIVINE LIGHTNING !!! IT’S FRIDAY!!! Recordings taken on February 10, 2023, at 6:55 PM (Christ) and 19:03 PM (Antenna) using NIKON D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8E at 70mm f/8 13″ ISO 100,” Mr. Braga wrote in the caption of the post.


The mind-blowing pictures have gone viral on social media. While on Instagram they have garnered more than 63,000 likes, on Twitter, they have been viewed over 20 million times. In the comment section, one user wrote, “At this point Zeus or Thor. Jokes apart, this is a quite recurrent event, being the highest point, it’s just the luck of having someone doing photography at the right time.” Another said, “Wow! Oh just WOW!” (SOURCE)