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What is a Lightning Sprite?

A Lightning Sprite is an awesome physical phenomenon: an amazing coloured flash of electricity and light created high above a thunderstorm when positive lightning bursts from a cloud to the ground.

A flash of inspiration leading to something extraordinary and beautiful.


A Lightning Sprite

Photo credit: H. H. C. Stenbaek-Nielsen

Lightning Sprites caught on film

Lightning Sprites caught on film

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Lightning Sprites c/o Prof. Steven A. Cummer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,

Duke University, Durham, NC (USA)

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