Jellyfish Sprites

28 May 2018

At May 26th 2018 jeely fish sprites over Oklahoma ....

   ... photographed by Paul Smith - sprites rising above thunder clouds over Oklahoma City. Sprites are a form of upward directed lightning (towards the ionosphere). We have downward directed lightning - which we cannot fail to notice, and upward directed lightning - reaching the upper atmosphere (and fairly difficult to see). The latter was long denied by mainstream - but photography cannot be dismissed (eventually). Apparently, some researchers think sprites have a connection with cosmic rays - and with a less active Sun there is more cosmic rays penetrating the atmosphere.