Monday, August 17, 2020

Jellyfish Sprite Captured by Camera in Texas

 McDonald Observatory

On rare summer nights, ethereal forms leap into the skies above distant thunderstorms. Alien invaders? Not quite: it's a jellyfish sprite, an extremely brief and rarely captured event associated with incredibly powerful lightning strikes. This event lasted less than 1/30th of a second and occurred above a powerful storm about 100 miles away as seen from McDonald Observatory on July 2nd, 2020. 




















Image Credit: Stephen Hummel

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