Rare transient luminous event photographed in upper atmosphere

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Ivan Seeking
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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/06/0625_030625_atmospherethunder.html
 
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I've always heard them refered to as "sprites". The artical states that they diliver the electrical energy of a storm high into the atmosphere. I can't help but wonder, "how high?". Looking at the peculiar way they spread out as they progress upward, it would almost appear that they discharge directly to the Earth's magnaetic field.
 

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