The dramatic moment was recorded by Alison Beattie Jarvie, from her home in Leith, close to the Ocean Terminal.
“It was my Hive camera in my grandson’s bedroom,” the 40-year-old explained,“I didn’t even realise I had it on camera until this morning.”
Thankfully her 3-year-old grandson was not staying in the bedroom last night.
The Hive camera in the corner of the room captured the bright light that flashed across the sky at 4:46am, before the deafening crash of thundersnow that followed.
The rare weather phenomenon is caused when the air low to the ground is warm enough to cause a thunderstorm, while the air above it is cold enough to create snow.
As the snow falls, the lightning is reflected off tens of millions of snowflakes, making the storm brighter than usual.