Wednesday Jun 03 2009 comments Lightning strikes across foothills By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Buy This Photo Now Multiple flashes of lightning can be seen during a dark, cloudy, thunder storm Wednesday night in Auburn. Streaks of lightning, flash purple hues across the night sky in the foothill area Wednesday night. During a brief rain storm, lightning strikes can be seen in the horizon from the view point of Highway 49 in Auburn shortly before 9:30 pm Wednesday evening. Shooting across the night sky, lightning cuts through the night sky. Like something out of a sci-fi movie clouds loom over Auburn during a lightning storm Wednesday night. Mother nature put on quite a show of lightning and multiple flashes during the storm. Lightning cracks across the night silhouetting oak trees in the foreground. Late evening skies marble with dark clouds and multiple lightning flashes.