Sydney's Friday Storm Clouds Looked Like A Giant Alien Spaceship

Incoming Storm Looks Like an Alien Threat Ready to Devour Sydney

This nasty-looking storm (yes, that's a storm, not some hostile extraterrestrial unleashing otherworldly armageddon) confirms what we've always known: Mother Nature can be truly terrifying.

This two-minute clip was captured by storm chaser Daniel Shaw on Friday, and is stunning visual evidence of the dangerous weather that's been in Sydney this past week -- causing several fires and leaving thousands without power, according to CityLab.

Yesterday's storm was even more severe and wide-ranging; here's hoping that they don't get worse throughout Christmas and the rest of the summer. This video shows the power of a thunderstorm -- equal parts frightening and awe-inspiring. [CityLab]