Lightning over Africa and the Milky Way rising

Every month or so, the astronauts at the International Space Station capture Earth in the most amazing, astonishing, rock-your-socks-off way imaginable.

This video shows Africa’s lightning storms and something else: the Milky Way rising over the horizon. Captured on December 29, 2011, it shows a pass from over central Africa, near southeast Niger, to the South Indian Ocean, southeast of Madagascar.

Cool!

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