Apparently a light show — free and naturally occurring — took place in the heart of Basking Ridge right at the end of Wednesday's July 4 holiday, between about 11:30 p.m. until about 2 a.m. on Thursday, and resident Nick Falduto snapped some shots.
His viewpoint was from a spot overlooking the trees near the William Annin Middle School on Quincy Road, he said.
"It was around midnight where there were huge flashes! It was like a nuclear explosion or missiles exploding in the air. Some got so bright it looked like a second sun," Falduto noted.
Other lightening/thunder events are likely to continue with the National Weather Service predicting steamy days with highs of 90 degrees or more to last through Sunday.