Astronaut Captures Hypnotic Videos of Thunderstorms on Earth From Space

Astronauts in space can experience thunderstorms, too — just not the same way we do on Earth. NASA astronaut Terry Virts captured several amazing videos of thunderstorms breaking out across the planet this week. Virts caught flashing lightning above Mexico and the Ozarks from his post on the International Space Station, and shared the amazing footage via Vine. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft used to bring astronauts to and from the ISS makes an appearance in the Vine of the thunderstorms above the Ozarks. Virts also caught a Vine of thunderstorms above Indonesia earlier in May.