Atmospheric Sprite.

Steven Cummer of Duke University and collaborators from FMA Research in Fort Collins, Colorado, managed to take amazing video of atmospheric flashes of light called sprites:

Mysterious flashes of light called “sprites", that occur above thunderclouds during powerful storms, have been captured on film in unprecedented detail by researchers using an ultra-high-speed camera.

The best images yet of the flashes – which resemble a giant undulating jellyfish with its tentacles falling from a halo of light – have allowed the team to pick apart their structure and mechanics.

Link (don't miss the video!)


Commenting is closed.


Email This Post to a Friend
"Atmospheric Sprite."

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More