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Zzzzzzzap! And Whooooosh!
I missed it when it was originally posted last week, but thanks to IFLS I saw this very cool Vine video taken by International Space Station astronaut Reid Wiseman, showing lightning flashes inside a cloud as he sailed hundreds of kilometers above:
If you like the video, I have a few more animations of storms and such as seen from the ISS. Seeing something like that—lightning flashes from above—would almost be worth the body-wracking nausea I’d certainly get if I went into space. Almost.
Not only that, but Wiseman’s fellow astronaut Alex Gerst posted his first time-lapse animation from space, showing stars rising over the Earth’s limb with the Canadian robot arm hanging in the foreground … and if you look just to the right of center at the 2-second mark, you’ll see a streak appear for a split second. Gerst caught a meteor in his very first animation!