Here's a Lightning Storm As Seen From the Space Station

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Original post by Lauren Davis on io9

Here Is What A Lightning Storm Looks Like From The Space Station

Here Is What A Lightning Storm Looks Like From The Space Station

When the International Space Station passed over Houston on a stormy night last week, astronaut Reid Wiseman captured a video of the lighting flashing beneath the clouds.

[via Neatorama]

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