Behold an elusive weather phenomenon caught on film as mysterious sprite lightning flashes above a Category 4 hurricane.
Graduate student Jason Ahrns captured a stunning image of red sprites over Nebraska while aboard a plane chartered by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. And behold Scott McPartland's rare video of the phenomenon in May. (...
The strange bursts of lightning known as sprites, which flash red, white or green 50 miles above Earth during thunderstorms, are very rarely seen. read more
An otherworldly flash of light appears in a thunderstorm, giving a glimpse at a strange and rare weather phenomenon.