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See what happens when lightning shoots above the clouds

We know lightning from our side of the clouds, but what happens above? Vivid footage from the International Space Station has captured this action clearly for the first time. Alongside our familiar lightning, jets of red and blue electricity shoot upward toward the outer edges of our atmosphere. The footage shows blue jets reaching heights of up to 40 kilometers, researchers report in Geophysical Research Letters.

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