Sunday, October 8, 2023

Sprite Lightening

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Earth Science, Earth Systems, Solar System

Ed Hessler

I've posted at least one other photograph of sprite lightning. This one, from Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), is even crisper (I think). The detail captured in this event is really striking. And, of course, the event is lovely.

The entry notes how ephemeral sprite lightning events are. Just one video frame of time or1/25th of a second. Voluntary eye-blinks last, on average, 1/3 of a second. Had we seen this with our own eyes, most of it would have eluded us.

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