Red Sprites and Blue Jets

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Christopher K.
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Red Sprites and Blue Jets

Post by Christopher K. » February 24th, 2015, 4:41 pm

Red sprites are short-lived phenomena associated with thunderstorms. Sprites were first photographically confirmed in 1989 and 1990. Blue jets are also storm-oriented--ejections from the core of a storm.

More information:
http://elf.gi.alaska.edu/

The 4 February APOD is possibly the first color picture (in the spring of 2013) of a red sprite together with an aurora...
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150204.html

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: Red Sprites and Blue Jets

Post by Christopher K. » August 29th, 2019, 12:01 pm

Can red sprites and blue jets occur within hurricanes?

Dorian will soon be bearing down on Florida; whether it will become a risk to Louisiana remains to be seen...
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Dorian

Right now, there are live views of Dorian from the International Space Station...
https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

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