Stunning Spider Lightning Flashes in Night Sky Over Houston

Houston, Texas, residents were treated to mesmerizing displays of spider lighting on July 27 as thunderstorms hit the area.

Jaime Garcia filmed this video showing lightning bolts spreading across the sky.

“Stunning Spider lightning across Houston lights up the city,” Garcia wrote.

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s website, the term spider lightning refers to long, horizontally travelling flashes seen on the underside of clouds. Credit: Jaime Garcia via Storyful