What Lightning Storms on Earth Look Like From Space
The astronauts at the International Space Station had front-row seats for what may have been the greatest show above Earth this past weekend.
As the crew hurtled across India at nearly 17,000 miles per hour, they got to see what a series of lightning storms in the country looked like from above—about 200 miles above, to be exact.
NASA’s Terry Virts posted a Vine of the incredible display:
As Discovery points out, several other ISS astronauts, including Scott Kelly and Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti, have pretty impressive social media presences, too. Kelly has been posting Vines of routine repairs, and is keeping an eye on weather systems over the U.S.
For more from the ISS crew, follow Virts (@astroterry), Kelly (@stationcdrkelly), and Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) on Twitter.