#WeatherWednesday An immense Jellyfish Sprite briefly appeared above a distant thunderstorm on July 2nd, 2020. Sprites are large electrical discharges associated with lightning strikes, and occur high above storms in the mesophere and lower ionosphere. Image credit: S Hummel. pic.twitter.com/RXkgVs1Gbu— McDonald Observatory (@mcdonaldobs) August 12, 2020
I just love that this is a real thing, a legit phenomenon, something that actually happens in our world — and . It’s a terrific example of how “somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan said that, of course. Who else?