Awesome Video: NASA Astronaut Films African Thunderstorms from Space

Apr 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm |
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Who doesn’t love thunderstorms?

Well even if you’re afraid of thunder and lightning, there’s nothing to be scared of when you’re above the storm looking down.

Take it from NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts (47), who captured the awesome phenomenon while aboard the International Space Station. He put a composite video of what looks more like camera flashes than majorly charged electric outbursts on his Vine earlier this week.

The video was taken above central Africa, and as Virts explains, there’s an “amazing amount of power in these central African thunderstorms.”

It certainly looks like it! Check out more storms as seen from space here:


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