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Here Is What A Lightning Storm Looks Like From The Space Station

When the International Space Station passed over Houston on a stormy night last week, astronaut Reid Wiseman captured a video of the lighting flashing beneath the clouds.

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violetmoon
violetmoon

Storms are remarkably beautiful. I love watching them from my house^^

But I have to ask...

Why do we not have any technology to try and harness lighting bolts?
There's a massive amount of power per bolt, and hundreds of bolts per storm, so why can we not use that to power our cities for with clean energy?

Is there some complication in the bolts energy that prevent us? Have we even tried or been able to try? If so, what was the problem? If we haven't, why the hell not??