Hahah, semi-fake, at least! I hate when people mix data and simulation without a massive all-caps disclaimer.
I was wondering, because for the flashes to be that large, seemingly illuminating an area a significant fraction of the size of Earth, it'd be likeeeeee mega lightning. But then I thought, hey, that may even be the case.
But yeah I got got. My curiosity reserves are now exhausted for the day.