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International Space Station Astronaut Posts Time-Lapse Video Of Lightning Storms On Earth

02/11/2016 12:19 EST

British astronaut Tim Peake shared an incredible video of what lightning storms on Earth look like from space.

"Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time," he wrote Tuesday. The time-lapse, which condenses about 10-12 minutes of footage into 30 seconds, was taken while travelling over Turkey between North Africa and Russia.

Lightning strikes Earth about 100 times every second, according to National Geographic. And it's extraordinarily powerful — a single bolt can contain up to 1 billion volts of electricity.

See Peake's video below.

Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short timeFlying from North Africa over Turkey towards Russia in...

Posted by Tim Peake on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

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