ISS astronaut capture 'mind blowing' footage of lighting and auroras

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

Stunning new footage taken form the international Space Station has revealed the surface of the Earth lit up by lighting and auroras. Taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, the footage show numerous flashes during the dark night. The German astronaut described the sight as'Mind blowing. Like a symphony orchestra turned into light.' The lightning captured in this time-lapse from aboard the International Space Station is reminiscent of camera flashes in the night,' tweeted the European Space Agency.