From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul> Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:17:13 -0700 (PDT) Archived: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:59:47 -0400 Subject: Seeing Sprites Seeing Sprites: Researchers Catch Glimpses of Electromagnetic Bursts High in Earth's Atmosphere http://tinyurl.com/9xweabt ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) -- High above the clouds during thunderstorms, some 50 miles above Earth a different kind of lightning dances. Bursts of red and blue light, known as "sprites", flash for a scant one thousandth of a second. They are often only visible to those in flight above a storm, and happen so quickly you might not even see it unless you chance to be looking directly at it. One hard-to-reach place that gets a good view of sprites is the International Space Station. On April 30, 2012, astronauts on the ISS captured the signature red flash of a sprite, offering the world and researchers a rare opportunity to observe one. More at site... Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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