Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sprites over storms in the Oklahoma Panhandle 6-3-2013

Last night was an active TLE (Transient Luminous Event) evening.
Storms to my north over the Oklahoma Panhandle produced numerous sprites.
Sprites and Jets are triggered by large Positive Cloud to ground lightning discharges. they occur high in the atmosphere on the edge of space and thus can be seen far away from the storms that spawn them.
Sprites last only 10 milliseconds or so.
This is a time lapse of the evening I created by stringing together all the images captured last night.

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