A lightning storm viewed from space looks like it could be a deleted scene from "Independence Day."
Just check out this time-lapse video taken by American astronaut Reid Wiseman, who is currently aboard the International Space Station:
Lightning has been a recurring theme for him -- like this clip from June showing lightning in the Houston area:
That same month he tweeted an image of a lightning storm over Malaysia:
Amazing lightning storms over Malaysia pic.twitter.com/JpQgNgjQrP
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) June 25, 2014