(CNN) - Video captured Monday showed the exact moment lightning hit the empire state building
Recorded by Henrik Moltke, you can see the city light up and then lightning strikes the 103-story building.
New York is experiencing severe weather fueled by hot temperatures that are blanketing much of the eastern U.S.
The storms started mid-afternoon creating flash floods in the area.
The Empire State Building acts as a lightning rod for Manhattan and is struck an average of 23 times per year.
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