Strange sky phenomenon: An amazing red ring of light appears over Italy


For a few milliseconds last Monday night, March 27th, an enormous red ring of light appeared in the sky over central Italy. Valter Binotto photographed it from the small town of Possagno in the foothills of the Italian Alps:

Bright red elves appear over Italy
Bright red elves appear over Italy. By V. Binotto on March 27, 2023 @ possagno, TV Italy // Facebook

This is an “ELVE”–short for Emissions of Light and Very Low Frequency Perturbations due to Electromagnetic Pulse Sources. It’s a rare species of sprite discovered in 1990 by cameras onboard the space shuttle. Binotto may have just taken the best ever picture of one from the ground.

Protect your home and car against devastating EMP, solar flare and lightning attacks with the best shield available today

The ELVE was generated by intense lightning in a storm near Ancona about 285 km south of me,” says Binotto.

One bolt was so strong, it generated an intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The red ring marks the spot where the EMP hit Earth’s ionosphere. Normal lightning bolts carry 10 to 30 kilo-ampères of current; this bolt was about 10 times stronger than normal.

Binotto created a graphic showing the scale of the ELVE:

The amazing size of the elve over Italy
The amazing size of the elve over Italy

It was about 100 km high and nearly 360 km wide,” says Binotto. “I have been photographing upper atmospheric lightning and transient luminous events (TLEs) since 2019, hundreds of them, and this is one of the biggest structures I have ever seen.

Prepare for the next disaster with the Health Ranger Store

ELVE season is just getting started in Europe and North America, where spring and summer thunderstorms will multiply in the months ahead. Photographers should be alert for red rings and many other things above the cloudtops. Good luck [SpaceWeather]

A week ago, during a extremely strong geomagnetic storm, an amazing Steve appeared over Bozeman, Montana

FUNDRAISING: KEEP STRANGESOUNDS ONLINE!… THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! (You will get a gemstone gift for every donation above 50$!)

You should also join my newsletterYOU WILL LOVE IT

I recommend following Qfiles for videos, podcasts and a wide compilation of alternative news…

qfiles by steve quayle

The following links feature products I recommend you to add to your preparedness plan to help and protect you and your family during an emergency:

1 Comment

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.