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Offline Bunty

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Lightening Sprites Over Oklahoma
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:35:55 PM »
Didn't know these things existed.  Since they only last as long as lightening they're hard to capture in a photograph.
http://earthsky.org/todays-image/photo-lightning-sprite-over-oklahoma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz3wvXuJujU&t=21s
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Re: Lightening Sprites Over Oklahoma
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 02:59:17 PM »
That is a good one. I agree that it is the best that I have seen.

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Re: Lightening Sprites Over Oklahoma
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 03:16:19 PM »
Nice find
That's a great picture!
I have seen video's of them taken from the Colorado Rockies looking east into Kansas.
 

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Re: Lightening Sprites Over Oklahoma
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 05:36:31 PM »
There was a PBS program a few years ago called "At the edge of space". It covered Sprites, and other phenomena.

The PBS site only shows a preview now, but I found it on YouTube.

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Re: Lightening Sprites Over Oklahoma
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 06:17:53 PM »
There was a PBS program a few years ago called "At the edge of space". It covered Sprites, and other phenomena.

The PBS site only shows a preview now, but I found it on YouTube.

Greg H.

I was going to mention that PBS "Nova" series program episode too (Season 40, Episode 23).
Here's the program link (below), it has a description, etc., and a full transcript. PBS now only makes program streams available for a short time, or to members (Passport), or you can buy a DVD/Bluray.
Can't blame them, they have to pay for producing this good stuff.
It was a danged good program, those sprites (and blue jets, etc) are scary weird stuff (Wikipedia link at bottom).

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/edge-of-space.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper-atmospheric_lightning