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Rare red sprites storm in action: 48 Mysterious electric tendrils light up the sky over Croatia in just an hour!

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Another red sprite storm in action! Red sprites are electrical bursts of light above highly active thunderstorms. They appear red at higher altitudes and fade to blue at lower heights. One lucky space photographer...

Now a new form of upper atmospheric lightning is being seen: the Gigantic Jet, related buy more powerful than sprites

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Back in the 1980s, researchers were amazed when they discovered sprites - luminous red forms dancing on top of intense electrical storms, reaching their strangely-shaped tentacles up to the edge of space. Since then,...

Illusive red sprites and mysterious curving phenomenon appear over Oklahoma

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On Aug.14th, Thomas Ashcraft may have spotted a new kind of sprite. He was photographing a cluster of sprites over a thunderstorm in western Oklahoma when something curved snaked up behind the main cluster. What...

Fire in the sky! Spectacular burst of red sprites over the English Channel

Talk about fire in the sky! A spectacular burst of red sprites engulfed the sky over the English Channel on May 29, 2017. I have already reported about the powerful storm on May 28, 2017 that...

Red sprites generated by Hurricane Matthew

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These 28 red sprites were captured on October 1, 2016, at night, when Hurricane Matthew was near Aruba and the northern tip of Colombia. Fire in the sky! These 28 sprite events were captured on the...

Perseid fireball and red sprites dancing together over Missouri Valley, Iowa

What a show over Missouri Valley, Iowa as the Perseid Meteor Shower peaked in the night of August 11/12. Look at these red sprites and meteors dancing together. Magic! As explained by Mike Hollingshead: The photo is two images...

Operations Blue Jets and Red Sprites in the sky of Bali, Indonesia

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Elusive Blue Jets and Red Sprites appeared over a lightning storm in the sky of Bali, Indonesia on March 19, 2016. To me, this is the first time both of these unrelated transient luminous events have been...

Talk about fire in the sky! Massive red sprites bursts over Poland

My first reaction, oh my God… My second, how amazing… My first reaction, oh my God… My second, how amazing… My third, what a great shot! Talk about fire in the sky! These massive fireworks of red sprites appeared in...

The very low frequency radio crackles from individual Sprites

Listen to the very low frequency radio crackles from individual Sprites! They were recorded on May 23, 2015, when strong thunderstorms raked Texas and Oklahoma, producing torrential rains and deadly floods. During these extreme storms, not...

Thunderstorm season is sprite season: The red sprites season is beginning with a fireworks over Czech republic

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The sprite season begins with a beautiful danse at the edge of space. This strange and beautiful form of lightnings are red, fleeting, and tend to come in bunches, associated with thunderstorms. Thunderstorm season is...

Transient luminous events: Sprites, Jets and Elves around the world

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High above thunderstorms, red flames, blue streaks or sometimes circular doughnuts flash toward the sky. These are real Transient Luminous Events (TLE) from different parts of the World. All these visual phenomena are called transient luminous...

Two Mystery Red Sprites Appear Under Thunderstorm Clouds in Croatia – November 2014

This is the kind of very lucky shot that astronomers are looking for every day. Look at these red sprites captured as a lucky break in the thunderstorm clouds formed over Croatia, yesterday! High above Earth...

Red Sprites Phenomenon Captured Over Italy at Night – Amazing Photos

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There is actually nothing new about red spites. As already explained in a series of other posts, this rare phenomenon takes place over thunderstorms at about 50 miles (80 km) above Earth and last...

Space Weather Phenomena: Red Sprites and Green Gravity Waves Photo Over South Dakota

Red sprites and green gravity waves are rare space weather phenomena. They were caught both over New Underwood, South Dakota in a single shot! Amazing! As northern summer comes to a close, electrical storms are rumbling...

Space Weather: Mysterious Red Sprites Dance Over New Mexico – July 18 2014 (PHOTOS)

Although the sun is extremely quiet, space weather continues and amazes us! High above thunderstorm clouds, red sprites coming from the edge of space were photographed dancing over New Mexico. Harald Edens photographed this deep blood-red...

This is how the mysterious jellyfish lightning ‘sprites’ form

Sprites are large electrical discharges that occur above thunderstorms. They resemble reddish-orange jellyfish with bluish tentacles streaming down. But while sprites require thunderstorms, not all thunderstorms produce sprites. The new study found that irregularities in the...

Strange Sky Phenomenon: The Mysterious Red Sprites Are Lightnings That Form High Above Thunderclouds

What are these intriguing red lights forming over thunderstorms? Discover the mysterious red sprite lightnings! These eerie luminous reddish-orange flashes often occur during thunderstorms. They are neither ufos nor extraterrestrial signs or messages but some strange and very...

What HAS Russia spotted in Earth’s upper atmosphere? Mysterious EXPLOSIONS OF LIGHT detected by satellite hint to unknown physical phenomenon

A Russian satellite designed to monitor the atmosphere for high-energy cosmic rays has detected mysterious ‘explosions’ of light miles above Earth’s surface
A Russian satellite designed to monitor the atmosphere for high-energy cosmic rays has detected mysterious ‘explosions’ of light miles above Earth’s surface. The Russian scientists say what they’ve found may be something...

Mysterious violet ring appears in the sky as astronomer captures amazingly rare atmospheric phenomena over Russia on video

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In just one night, this Russian astronomer took pictures of almost all rare atmospheric phenomena, including sprites, elves, airglow, meteors, fireballs, northern lights over Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Elves are electromagnetic pulses generated by lightning...

Red sprite fireworks over central Europe beginning of August 2017

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Talk about fire in the sky! Look at the red sprites over central Europe on August 1-2. They look like fireworks! A few days after the Gigantic jet spotted off Hawaii, strong bursts of red sprites...

Gigantic Jet Lightning Erupts From The Top Of Severe Thunderstorm Off Hawaii (Video)

This extremely rare lightning phenomena is known as Gigantic Jet Lightning. They are more powerful than sprites and are easier to see with the naked eye... If you are fast enough! While starring at the sky,...

Mysterious ‘Bright Nights’ or ‘Nocturnal Sun’ phenomenon explained

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The Romans referred to it as the “nocturnal sun”. Later accounts describe it as an unexplained glow – bright enough to read a book by – that would sometimes light up the night sky. Now,...

Mysterious ring of light opens up like a wormhole near the edge of space

An enormous and mysterious ring of light appeared near the edge of space on April 2, 2017. What is this gigantic, donut-shaped appariton high above a thunderstorm in the Czech republic? A wormhole? "It appeared for...

Blue lightning jet filmed from space for the first time

This is the first time they've ever seen this blue lightning shoot up like that. An amazing 245 blue flashes were recorded as the space station flew 250 miles above the Bay of Bengal. Crazy activity! For...

Enhanced sprite activity end of November 2016 over Spain

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In the last 10 days, an enhanced sprite activety is reported in the sky from Spain due to strong lightning storms. Fire in the sky! Thunderstorms are ferocious natural phenomena. Crackles of lightning and booms of thunder...

Mysterious satellite blackouts linked to powerful ionospheric thunderstorms

These SWARM satellites were sent into orbit to measure the Earth's invisible magnetic field. But the scientific instruments have been suffering mysterious blackouts as they circle the planet leaving specialists puzzled. Now, scientists have probably discovered why...

Red sprite storm over the Adriatic Sea, Italy

First I thought this wasn`t possible. Than I thought it was just wow! Look at these impressive image of a red sprite storm over the Adriatic Sea off Italy on August 22, 2016. Epic! Yes, our...

Mysterious ring of light appears near the edge of space over Colorado

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On June 8th, a mysterious ring of light about 300 km wide suddenly appeared near the edge of space. The strange sky phenomena only lasted about a millisecond, but the ring was definitely there says...

Gigantic blue jet lights up the upper atmosphere during extreme thunderstorm over Darwin

This giantic blue jet lit up the upper sky over Darwin during an intense thunderstorm on December 8, 2015. That is an amazing transient luminous event. As described by Frankie Lucena, well-known specialists of these amazing...

Mysterious gigantic jets appear over unusual Hurricane Hilda

Clearly, Hurricane Hilda is not a typical storm. Most hurricanes don't even have regular lightning because they lack vertical winds. But rarest gigantic jet lightnings appeared over Hurricane Hilda on August 10, 2015. Unexpected lightning activity from...

That’s clearly the souls of the people being taken up by some unknown being!

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What are these weird red lights in the sky? So eerie! Are these sprites? Light pillars? Or the souls of the people being taken up by some unknown being? It's a detached light pillar, formed by...

Mysterious Upward Bolt Captured At Top Of Storm In Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

It has long been assumed that lightning bolts either leap from a cloud to the earth or flash from cloud to cloud. However, it now appears that on rare occasions bolts originate at the tops...

Space Lightning: Watch Earth Thunderstorm From Space (ISS)

Astronauts orbiting Earth aboard of the International Space Station sometimes witness incredible phenomena happening on our planet that are invisible to us! This intense lightning storm filmed over Houston is one of these amazing moments. These hypnotic...

Unknown weather event? What is this strange tornado-like phenomenon over a thunderstorm in Thailand (VIDEO)?

Does any body see the beam on the top of tower cumulonimbus cloud? Look at the video and tell me what you think it is! I have my idea of what it could be, but...