Astronaut on board ISS captured the lightning over Arabian Peninsula, between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Across the atmosphere of Earth, lightning flashes about 50 times per second which is 4.3 million times a day and roughly 1.5 billion times a year. Launched to the ISS in August 2013, the Firestation instrument includes photometers to measure lightning flashes, radio antennas to measure the static, and a gamma-ray electron detector. On Oct. 10, 2018, a suite of instruments on ISS observed as the bolt produced a flash of gamma radiation—and, simultaneously, emitted a glowing ring of ultraviolet and visible light in the topmost layer of the atmosphere.
Reference: Sensing Lightning from the Space Station (NASA Earth Observatory)
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