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SPRITE SEASON BEGINS: High above Earth in the realm of meteors and noctilucent clouds, a strange and beautiful form of lightning dances at the edge of space. Researchers call the bolts "sprites"; they are red, fleeting, and tend to come in bunches. Note to sky watchers: Sprite season is underway. Martin Popek photographed these specimens over Nydek, Czech republic, on May 13th:
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Greathouse
I had the rare pleasure of seeing 2 or 3 of those a few summers ago, myself. Haven't seen them since, but I'm hoping this year will be active in my area. I love lightning.
originally posted by: NiZZiM
Wow those look really low! I thought red sprites, blue jets and elves were only visible from high high up. These ones look like they're right above the trees, super cool.