Hot damn, that's some fine electrostatic activity.
This astronaut's-eye view of Los Angeles and San Diego was captured by ISS Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg, who last Sunday was positioned thousands of miles above the simmering California thunderstorm.
Early morning lightning storms, inland of LA and San Diego. July 21. pic.twitter.com/xDfUP6VCmc— Karen L. Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) July 21, 2013
A Russian solar array can be seen creeping up the bottom of the image from out-of-frame, while lightning-illuminated clouds manage to outcompete even the city lights far below, in terms of sheer awesome beauty. Just incredible.