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Rare Atmospheric Phenomenon Observed from Armagh

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posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 04:27 AM
a sprite caught on camera from beginning to end
not much to say on this because a lot is unknown about sprites
check out the link for four still frames and a video of the sprite
this all happened in 17 milliseconds

sorry if this is wrong forum
edit on 31-7-2013 by xszawe because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 04:32 AM
Nice find

posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 04:37 AM
That's just plain beautiful! S&F for interesting!

posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 05:29 AM
Sprites are very cool!

I recently found some videos from the ISS showing large thunderstorms from above, extremely awesome. Would probably be one of my favorite things to see from the ISS along with the aurora borealis

posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 09:26 AM
reply to post by xszawe

It happens so fast!

Very cool!

I was able to grab a pic of it, took a few tries, bugger moves quick!

From article link

Unlike common lightning discharges, which often jump between clouds or between the clouds and the ground, sprites are associated with similarly powerful electrical fields that occur high above the clouds of the Earth’s atmosphere. They are often associated with particularly intense thunderstorms and exceptionally powerful positive cloud-to-ground lightning strokes that are sometimes seen to occur during such storms. Sprites are observed at typical heights ranging from around 50 to 100 kilometres, in the so-called 'middle' part of the Earth’s atmosphere known as the mesosphere. This is the region sandwiched between the stratosphere and the much more tenuous thermosphere, which ultimately merges into interplanetary space.

Good old Mother Nature, never fails to amaze me!

Good find.

edit on 7/31/2013 by mcx1942 because: typo

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