Every second, there are about 50 lightning strikes – more than 40 million times a day. The average length of 2.5 km of lightning, some classes extend into the atmosphere at a distance of 20 km. It’s as dangerous phenomenon, as it is beautiful! Recently, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) was able to capture the unusual footage “red sprites“, which appear in the form of short red flashes occurring in the atmosphere at a height of about eighty miles. A rare atmospheric phenomenon lasts only a few milliseconds, so it is difficult to detect. This collection of photographs of lightning, made during the summer. Lightning attacks barn standing in the middle of the field in Iowa, USA.