This picture amazingly captures the think layer of clouds over the valley nearby the south of Lake Como, northern Italy. In the above image, the dense cloud hides almost the valley leaving some artificial lights that will make the location like an opaque blanket. The village over distance is clearly seen out from the blanket. Plasma cells moving compared to each other induce electric currents in each other, generating filamentary currents and forming electrical circuits. Prodigious quantities of electrical energy developed in one plasma cell could possibly be carried over many vast amounts of light years through these filamentary currents to burst suddenly (just as one electrical discharge) from your small and localized region. Nobel laureate Hannes Alfvén had proposed that, "...X-ray and gamma-ray bursts [in space] could be due to exploding double layers." Furthermore, considering that the double layer gets energy from the entire circuit, the explosion can be a great deal more energetic than expected through the souped up that is locally present.