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Rare Red Sprite Burst over Amarillo Texas

Rare Red Sprite Burst over Amarillo Texas
Rare Red Sprite Burst Over Amarillo, TX
 

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Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. 
They are triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the ground.

Closeup of rare red Sprite over New Mexico 


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