This image is now making the endless copy/paste Tumblr rounds wrongly labelled as "missiles in the stratosphere." But if those are not really missiles, what are they? The answer is much more interesting, according to Military.com.
This looks like it should be airbrushed onto the side of a really tacky t-shirt, but it's actually quite real! An Air Force F-15E near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, illuminated by apocalyptic lightning.