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Photographer Captures Eerie And Majestic Sky ‘Jellyfish’ During a Storm – ScienceAlert

A thunderstorm can sometimes birth a rarely seen phenomenon in Earth’s atmosphere: red space lightning called sprites that look like jellyfish.

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If you’ve ever looked up during a thunderstorm and glimpsed a red jellyfish sitting high in the sky, you weren’t hallucinating. 
These tentacle-like spurts of red lightning are called sprites. They’re ultrafast bursts of electricity that crackle through the upper regions of the atmosphere — between 37 and 50 miles up in the sky — and move towards space, according to the European Space Agency.
The phenomenon is a rare sighting: It lasts just tenths of a second and can be hard to see from the gr…

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