The Eiffel Tower in Paris was once again struck by lightning last Wednesday (8). A photographer was able to record this moment and the image became viral in social media.
The photographer Bertrand Kulik explained to the newspaper “Le Parisien” that he published the photo with the caption “8 May, impact of the liberation” in reference to the date when France remembers the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II.
8 mai, impact de la libération#meteoparis#meteoville#keraunos#villedeparis#meteofrance#meteonordparisien#toureiffel#meteoville#mairiedeparis https://t.co/Ome4eEq761
— Kulik Bertrand (@ptrenard) May 8, 2019
At 324 meters, the monument that has 7.3 tons of metal is the highest structure in the French capital and one of the main postcards.
The phenomenon does not represent risk for the tower visitors, which receives 7 million tourists a year. The radius is captured and energy is shifted to the outside of the structure.