I got engrossed in the Olympics tonight and got Auggie, The Cutest Dog on the Planet, out for his evening walk later than usual- a little after 10. It was a little cloudy, not raining at all, I could see a few stars- and suddenly there was all of this lightning. Not the jaggedy bolt kind, but the “sheet” kind that lights up the whole sky. After a few minutes of it, I got a little nervous and cut the walk short.
Is this type of lightning dangerous? Could I get struck by it, or is it only the bolts that strike? And why are we having lightning with no rain or thunder?