This photograph, snapped by an astronaut aboard the ISS on December 12, 2013, shows a white flash of lightning amidst the yellow city lights of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Photo credit: NASA. Found at The Atlantic, InFocus.


A long exposure shows lightning in the sky with reflection in the water on the floor of a building under construction during an evening thunderstorm on May 19, 2014 in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Photo credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images, found at The Atlantic, InFocus.


An Illustrated Guide on How to Survive a Lightning Strike by The Art of Manliness


A Dramatic Photo of Ash and Lightning Taken at Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland



1-Chaiten in Chile

2-Chaiten in Chile

3-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

4-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

5-Chaiten in Chile

6-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

7-Puyehue in Santiago, Chile

8-Kilauea in Hawaii

9-Shinmoedake in Japan

10-Grottu in Balookathropak

Volcanic lightning is at once beautiful and utterly terrifying.

Lightning from the Wedge by Summit42 on Flickr.

“This is a 10 min stack taken a few nights ago at the Wedge Overlook in the San Rafael Swell … at one point I counted 24 strikes in just 30 seconds.”

Beautiful and amazing.

Pacifica Lightning by Konvolinka Photography on Flickr.

Lightning Strike by Cat Connor on Flickr.

Lightning Valley by Dan Newcomb Photography on Flickr.

Canyonlands Lightning by Summit42 on Flickr.