Sprites – Pop through Gigantic Jet

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On May 23rd, an enormous swarm of sprites flickered and danced across the top of a thunderstorm in Oklahoma. Almost 400 miles away in New Mexico, amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft trained his cameras on the display.

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“Note the dendritic upward spray in the midst of the sprite cluster,” points out Ashcraft. “That is a possible ‘pop-through gigantic jet’–a rare event.”

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