Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rare Form of "Space Lightning" Sighted over Oklahoma

Source - Space Weather News for May 26, 2016:

SPACE LIGHTNING OVER OKLAHOMA: Earlier this week, an enormous cluster of sprites (a.k.a. "space lightning") appeared over a thunderstorm in Oklahoma.  The outbreak was so intense, it may have warped the ionosphere above it and sparked a rare "pop-through gigantic jet."  This type of display could become more common as summer thunderstorm season unfolds across the USA.

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Image credits: Space Weather News and Thomas Ashcraft

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