Image: Lightning over Brazil

May 16, 2011
Image Credit: ESA/NASA

The European Space Agency's Paolo Nespoli took this image of lightning over Brazil as seen from the International Space Station in January 2011.

Nespoli, a member of the Expedition 27 crew, first visited the station in 2007 as a member of the STS-120 crew aboard to deliver the Italian-built Harmony node.

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