Thursday, June 22, 2017
Jellyfish-shaped 'Space Lightning' Sighted over Europe
Source - Space Weather News for June 22, 2017: http://spaceweather.com
JELLYFISH SPRITES OVER EUROPE: We all know what comes out of the bottom of a thunderstorm: lightning. But do you know what comes out of the top? On June 20th, an amateur astronomer photographed incredible jellyfish-shaped 'sprites' flickering above a storm system in Austria. Such upper atmospheric lightning is a form of space weather that is being seen and photographed by increasing numbers of sky watchers.
Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com for observing tips and more information about this phenomenon.