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ISS Astronauts Witness Spectacular Lightning Storm from Space

posted: 05/11/15
by: Discovery.com Staff


We will forever be jealous of our friends aboard the International Space Station. As they whizz by, traveling at almost 17,000 miles per hour, they have an unparalleled view of Earth that few people are lucky enough to share.

Thankfully for us, the astronauts frequently take to social media to give us a peek at life from over 200 miles above the ground. NASA astronaut Terry Virts posted this Vine of a truly spectacular lighting storm that tore across India over the weekend.

Keep up with the ISS astronauts -- be sure to follow Terry Virts, Scott Kelly and Samantha Cristoforetti on Twitter for more amazing space photos. Here a few of our favorite recent shots:

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