Thunderstorm puts on spectacular show above Hawaii

WHO needs the movies when nature puts on a spectacular show like this?

Time lapse footage taken from the Gemini Observatory captured an impressive thunderstorm rolling across the coastline of Hawaii on July 23 (US time).

The build up to the massive storm was quite stunning with a thick blanket of cloud farewelling the setting sun by covering Mauna Kea.

However, the pre-show entertainment had nothing on the main act with the thunderous clouds firing on all cylinders as the lightning storm raged throughout the night.