'Sprites' hit the heights: Lightning-like electrical disturbances light up the night sky in a rare and striking display 

'Sprites' hit the heights: Lightning-like electrical disturbances light up the night sky in a rare and striking display 
 

One of the largest sprite bursts to ever be caught on camera was witnessed in these incredible pictures.
The incredible phenomenon was seen over Puerto Rico earlier today.
The rarely seen cold plasma phenomena occurred as Hurricane Matthew, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since 2007, builds over the area. 
Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. 
They are triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail
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