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“Rare, Colorful Lightning Sprites Dance Over Hurricane”

Red sprites are a high-altitude extremely rapid lightning discharge that happens over thunderstorms.  According to a recent National Geographic post, “sometimes called “upward lightning” and “cloud-to-stratospheric lightning,” sprites are momentary bursts of electricity that can literally reach the edge of space, about 50 miles above the ground. They’re rarely documented…
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Beautiful aurora image

Check out this fantastic shot of the aurora borealis from the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership.  It was taken by the Day/Night Band on the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrumentover Canada in the early hours on September 29, 2016. Image Credit: Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the…
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