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The extraordinary weather occurrence is caused by electrical bursts of light above highly active thunderstorms, and appears as jellyfish-shaped clusters of red light.
Red sprites are rarely seen, yet one lucky videographer managed to catch the display six times during a storm earlier this month over Edmond, Oklahoma.
The mysterious electrical bursts occur over highly active thunderstorms around 37 to 56 miles (50 to 60 kilometres) above Earth, and are rarely observed from land or space, due to their high altitudes and millisecond durations.
The stunning sight is captured not only once, but a staggering six times by Mr Smith, who was left 'stunned' by the magnificent encounter.
The trick to capturing these, one must assume, is to be far enough away from the storm that the clouds do not obscure the view, and on land flat enough from horizon to horizon, that ones view will not be obstructed by trees, houses or natural elements of the topography.
Sprites, also known as red lightning, are electrical discharges that appear as bursts of red light above clouds during thunderstorms.Because the weather phenomenon is so fleeting (sprites flash for just milliseconds) and for the most part not visible from the ground, they are difficult to observe and even more difficult to photograph, rather like the mischievous air spirits of the fantasy realm that they’re named for. Ahrns and his colleagues, however, have captured extremely rare photographs of the red lightning, using DSLR cameras and high speed video cameras positioned in the plane’s window. The researchers hope to learn more about the physical and chemical processes that give rise to sprites and other forms of upper atmospheric lightning.
sprites appear during my love making and the word YES is stated quite often by her heheh
originally posted by: abeverage
All I can say is "YES" lol
Just kidding if I was filming that phenomena also my enthusiasm would be the same! Thanks for sharing!
originally posted by: smurfy
Well, one thing seems to stand out, and that is it seems like there is a downward thrust to whatever the chemical/electric reaction is.
originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: Skywatcher2011
So glad to see this.
How incredible beautiful!