Red sprite over storm, ISS image

Red sprite over storm, ISS image

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This image is part of the feature B B C
This image is part of the feature A Year in Space 2015

Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Red sprite over storm, ISS image. Photograph of Earth at night over Mexico. Lightning strikes can be seen as bright white flashes. A red sprite is also visible upper left of centre. Sprites are atmospheric electrical discharges that extend as far as 100 kilometres above the Earth surface. Unlike lightning from thunderstorms over land, sprites do not reach high temperatures. Photographed on 10th August 2015 by astronauts on board the International Space Station.

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Keywords: 2015, 21st century, city, earth at night, earth observation, international space station, iss, lightning, mexico, night, north america, red sprite, sprite, texas, thunderstorm

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