Lightsaber between the Galaxy and lightning

When the green laser beam like a lightsaber of “The Star Wars” from the Mirai LIDAR pointed at 3 o’clock (LST) before daybreak on 29 December 2017, frequent lightning flashed due to the diurnal convection over Sumatra against the Galaxy.

Left: RICHO THETA S 360 photo with ISO light sensitivity 1600 and shutter speed of 60 seconds
Right: cloud image by NOAA