Lightning strikes near The Christ the Redeemer statue atop of Corcovado Mountain during a storm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 23, 2016.
Marcelo Sayao—EPA
February 24, 2016 11:51 AM EST

A storm near Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue led to an amazing sight on Tuesday night as lightning nearly hit the massive figure.

This is not the statue’s first brush with lightning; in fact, two years ago, it was actually struck in a storm, an accident that damaged the head and broke off the right thumb. The 125-foot soapstone work had previously been damaged in a 2008 storm. Luckily this time around, the lightning just made for a striking view.

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