More than 2,200 lighting strikes reported in Southern California overnight

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (KGO) -- It was an amazing and rare sight over Santa Barbara.

Check out these spectacular photos of lightning lighting up the sky overnight.

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The National Weather Service reported more than 1,200 bursts in a five minute period-- with more than 2,200 across Southern California.

They were all caused by a powerful thunderstorm that swept over the region.

There were no reports of anyone being hit.

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