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Large numbers of red sprites in the skies over Europe this summer

Large numbers of red sprites in the skies over Europe this summer Have you noticed the huge number of reported red sprites in the skies over Europe lately? What are they? How are they detected? Is this normal? Thunderstorms are electrically charged weather systems, and we are quite used to typical electrical discharges from storms – lightning. Lightning that we are most familiar with goes from the cloud to the ground, called cloud-to-ground lightning. However, thunderstorms discharge also upwards, above…

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