Caption: High-speed footage of red sprite lightning on a moonlit night. Sprites are a poorly-understood phenomenon, a form of lightning that occurs above powerful thunderstorms, at altitudes of 50-90 kilometres, in the ionosphere. This footage was imaged with an ITT Nightscope. Interestingly, the full moon is to the immediate left of the field of view, showing that a sprite is considerably brighter than the night sky near a full moon. Filmed in Colorado, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, bolt, cloud-to-ground, clouds, discharge, education, educational, electrical storm, electricity, environment, high speed, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, moonlight, night, north america, red sprite, red sprites, sky, storm, stormy, stratocumulus, summer, thunderstorm, timelapse, united states, us, usa, weather

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Red sprite lightning, high-speed

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Duration: 00:00:10.15

Frame size: 1440x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

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File size: 216.4M


Capture format: DVCPRO

Frame size: 1280x1080

Codec: DVCPRO HD 1080i60

Interlaced: Yes

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