Earth’s Rarest Lightning Finally Caught on Camera
by Ashley Dreiling
You may have watched lightning storms or been lucky enough to witness the wondrous light show of the auroras. Thanks to satellites equipped with highly-sensitive camera technology, we can now see events high in Earth’s atmosphere that we could never view before.
These events are called Transient Luminous Events (TLEs)but what exactly are they? Why are they so elusive? And what, if anything, can they teach us about the hidden workings of our atmosphere? The video outlines three main categories of these storms – Sprites, Jets, and ELVES.
Watch the video and witness the different kinds of Sprites and other spectacular storms never seen before.