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.
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.