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SAN DIEGO – Lightning brightened the Southern California skies Thursday night as thunderstorms moved through the region. The San Diego area reported more than 100 strikes, while another 153 occurred in the Inland Empire, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Social media users are sharing their weather photos with the hashtag #lightning. Here are some of our favorites:

1. San Diego

Photo by @dpejw, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CToaduzLAJB/

2. Los Angeles

Photo by @rhetbear, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTolvM9r02v/

3. Carlsbad

Photo by @carlsbad_aerial_studio, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CToi2EWrrp-/

4. San Clemente

Photo by @kdahlgrenphoto, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTol_yLr1v2/

5. San Clemente

Photo by @geoffglenn_photo, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTojV2SLVwS/

6. Mount Helix

Photo by @photography_by_mshane, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTodnririg9/

7. Yorba Linda

Photo by @aaronperezphotos, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTojktRLgjf/

8. Encinitas

Photo by @donaldmiralle, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CToaFsYrAlf/

9. San Marcos

Photo by @jameskelloggmedia, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CToZFDfLq1Z/

10. Orange County

Photo by @jeremylubbenphotos, Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CToleL9LPAx/