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Thunderstorms seen from SPACE

Astronaut catches video of lightning storm from space

Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 9:03 PM -

Here's something you probably haven't seen before. This is what a lightning storm looks like from space! 

American astronaut Reid Wiseman took this video from aboard the International Space Station. 

This lightning-filled storm took place over Houston. 

Things to note: 

  • Your chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 600,000 

  • There are over 1.4 billion lightning flashes worldwide every year 

  • There are 100 strikes per second around the world, everyday

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With files from CNN

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