We don't have it very often in the Magic Valley, but when we do, it can get wild. I'm talking about lightning. Now, you can watch lightning strikes without having to be outside and take the chance of being on the receiving end of it.

There is a new map at LightningMaps.org where you can watch lightning strikes in Idaho in real-time. You can zoom in as much as you want on your town, the Magic Valley or watch people in Venezuela get zonked.

If you're a lightning freak, you'll be happy to know there's an iOS and Android app that you can download for your viewing pleasure on your phone and/or tablet.

In my opinion, this is a way better option for checking out lightning since I doubt my personal molecules would enjoy getting zapped with the 5 billion joules of power in a lightning bolt.