Video: Astronaut shares time-lapse footage of lightning strikes from space

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – British astronaut Tim Peake shared a time-lapse video that is out of this world.

The time-lapse shows 10-12 minutes of video condensed into about 30 seconds. During the video, dozens of flashes of lightning can be seen on the ground.

“Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time,” said Peake, who works for the European Space Agency.

He said he was flying from North Africa over Turkey towards Russia, traveling about 3,400 miles, while taking the video.


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