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WATCH: Dazzling video of lightning strikes from space

British astronaut Tim Peake captured images of dazzling storms as the ISS crossed Europe and Africa. (Source: NBC/ESA/NASA) British astronaut Tim Peake captured images of dazzling storms as the ISS crossed Europe and Africa. (Source: NBC/ESA/NASA)

British astronaut Tim Peake offered up an incredible view from the International Space Station on Tuesday, tweeting amazing images of lighting striking earth in a dramatic time lapse video.

Peake, who recently became the first astronaut representing Britain to carry out a space walk, captured the dazzling storms as they crossed Europe and Africa.

The footage shows a series of lightning bolts striking earth with a view that is truly out of this world.

Peake blasted off to the ISS as part of a six-month mission for the European Space Agency in December.

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