Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Space Lightning over Hawaii

Source - Space Weather News for July 26, 2017:

SPACE LIGHTNING OVER HAWAII: This week, automated cameras atop a dormant volcano in Hawaii captured rare footage of Gigantic Jets leaping up from a powerful thunderstorm. The strange-looking bolts reached toward the edge of space, delivering a surge of electricity to the top of Earth's atmosphere. These unusual forms of "space lightning" could become more common in the years ahead as declining solar activity allows more ionizing cosmic rays to penetrate Earth's atmosphere. Learn more on today's edition of

Gigantic Jet Lightning Near Hawaii

Taken by Frankie Lucena on July 24, 2017 @ Mauna Kea Observator
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