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Originally posted by Upthepunx
reply to post by Rook1545
im 13 miles out in the ocean on the southeren new england coast and we see lightining on clear nights out here too. one night we saw what we thought was lightining in the sky and literaly one second after the "lightining" i saw a shooting start and or space trash glide across the sky......can anyone shed light on this?
The term “heat lightning” probably comes from the fact that the effect is most often seen on warm, humid nights during July and August. So an association has been made with sultry temperatures. But when the sky is hazy, as is quite typical on warm, summer nights, the light from intense thunderstorms as far away as 100 miles can be reflected off a layer of haze and up into the night sky