Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Giant Bolt of "Space Lightning" Sighted over China
Source - Space Weather News for Aug. 16, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
SPACE LIGHTNING OVER CHINA: While photographing the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 13th, a sky watcher in China captured rare images of a "gigantic jet" leaping out of a thundercloud. The luminous purple and red structure stretched its tentacles almost to the edge of space before vanishing in full view of dozens of onlookers.
Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos and more information about this phenomenon.