Peake is currently aboard the International Space Station with the European Space Agency. He posted the time-lapse video, which was taken from the ISS, with the caption: “Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time. Flying from North Africa over Turkey towards Russia in this time-lapse”. He writes that while travelling at a rate of 5,500 km, the video takes place over about 10-12 minutes, but is condensed into a 30-second clip.
Peake has been active on social media since boarding the space station in December for a six-month mission. He has been posting images and videos to Facebook and Twitter of the astronauts’ activities and views from space – including a video explaining how astronauts use the bathroom.
Watch the video here.