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Extremely Rare Gigantic Jets Photographed During Storm

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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This is quite a rare phenomenon, and this guy Jeff got some great shots..




These images i am bringing you Tonight are of a very illusive gigantic jet or otherwise known as Ionospheric lightning, This is short-lived electrical-breakdown phenomena that occur well above the altitudes of normal lightning and storm clouds.
Upper-atmospheric lightning is believed to be electrically induced forms of luminous plasma.
Gigantic jets have only been captured on camera a handful of times and this night i was lucky enough to see 6 jets, some of which you will see below!

This was a mind blowing experience to see with my eyes never mind researching the photos to find out just how rare they are!
I captured these jets near a small town in the Pilbara of Western Australia on the night of Tuesday the 28th of March
I hope you enjoy these photos


I've gotten permission to post up this photo, there's more on his Facebook page..

www.facebook.com...



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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Wow...thats just cool to look at. Great thread and pic for the start if the day!



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

That's really spectacular. Gave his page a like for his efforts.
S&F
-Alee



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Yeah, it is isn't it?

There's so many awesome aerial phenomena to see in northern Australia



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Very nice!!!
Thank you for sharing it. He was fortunate to have the chance and we are fortunate that he was ready to capture it!

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Is this the same phenomenon which has been known for some time as a "sprite"?

In any case, that is a STUNNING image.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Looks pretty cool!



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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These Jets didn't exist till a few years ago. People saw them for eons, but evidently they are not real unless someone with credentials sees them and says what they are. Now since they are real we can discuss them without being ridiculed by science.

By the way, they are not rare, seeing nice ones like this is rare though. Getting good pictures of them is very rare.
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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
These Jets didn't exist till a few years ago. People saw them for eons, but evidently they are not real unless someone with credentials sees them and says what they are. Now since they are real we can discuss them without being ridiculed by science.

By the way, they are not rare, seeing nice ones like this is rare though. Getting good pictures of them is very rare.


Interestingly they have been on record at least since 94
umbra.nascom.nasa.gov...


Sentman and Wescott captured 19 black-and white
images of the flashes above thunderstorms in the
Midwest last year. Before that, scientists did not
have proof that the flashes existed.

umbra.nascom.nasa.gov...



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Chadwickus

Is this the same phenomenon which has been known for some time as a "sprite"?

In any case, that is a STUNNING image.

Sprites and Jets are two different types of the phenomena.

weather.com...



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

The photo in my OP looks as though maybe there is both jets and sprites.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 12:05 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

For some reason this made me want to watch the movie the Iron giant, I thank you.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 12:09 AM
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After seeing this thread, it occurred to me that the famous Space Shuttle video of a laser attempting to zap a departing UFO, could have been a "jet" shooting out into space.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

From looking at the graphic provided by sea worthy, it seems as if your "blue jet" may have the bottom end of some "tendrils" at the top of it. Sprites appear higher in the atmosphere, again, according to the graphic. Fascinating stuff either way!



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

They're strange, but very beautiful.

Like me, really.

Ahem.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

It would not have been shooting out into space.

The graphic shows that the blue jet phenomenon, when it occurs, tops out at just below 50km, which is just breaching the stratosphere. Space begins at between 80.4 and 100km from the ground, depending on whether you take a US centric view, or a globally recognised one. Oddly enough however, the edge of the atmosphere is actually much higher up than that, which begs the question of why we do not recognise the edge of the atmosphere as being space instead. But no matter which way you look at the thing, the jet cannot have reached space from its point of issue.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 04:33 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Yeah I don't know enough about them to say definitively.

Definitely fascinating!



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