Thursday, June 15, 2017

Red Sprites over the Channel

 Red Sprites over the Channel Image Credit & Copyright: Stephane Vetter (Nuits sacrees, TWAN)
Explanation: Mysterious and incredibly brief, red sprites are seen to occur high above large thunderstorms on planet Earth. While they have been recorded from low Earth orbit or high flying airplanes, these dancing, lightning-like events were captured in video frames from a mountain top perch in northern France.

 Taken during the night of May 28, the remarkably clear, unobstructed view looks toward a multicell storm system raging over the English Channel about 600 kilometers away. Lasting only a few milliseconds, the red sprite association with thunderstorms is known. Still, much remains a mystery about the fleeting apparitions including the nature of their relation to other upper atmospheric lightning phenomena such as blue jets or satellite detected terrestrial gamma flashes


Red Sprites over The Channel

Watch it HERE

Transient Luminous Event above a large storm (more info : )
Real Time video sequence
Date : 28-29 May 2017
Storm location : England SE - France N
Shotting location : Hohneck 1363 m (Vosges France)
# 600 km (373 miles)
Equipment used :
Sony A7S I
Atomos Shogun 4K
Nikkor 85 mm/1.4

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