24/05/2016

What is a Lightning Sprite?

A Lightning Sprite Photo credit: H. H. C. Stenbaek-Nielsen

A Lightning Sprite
Photo credit: H. H. C. Stenbaek-Nielsen

A lightning sprite is an awesome physical phenomenon: an amazing coloured flash of electricity and light created high above a thunderstorm when positive lightning bursts from a cloud to the ground:

A flash of inspiration leading to something awesome and beautiful.

Lightning Sprites c/o Prof. Steven A. Cummer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Duke University, Durham, NC (USA)

Lightning Sprites
c/o Prof. Steven A. Cummer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Duke University, Durham, NC (USA)

Lightning Sprites caught on film:

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