Monday, June 29, 2009

Cthulhu-shaped Lightning Discovered


Atmospheric scientist Oscar van der Velde ( captured this sprite, as it is called, in Barcelona, Spain on the night of June 5th. Sprites are brief flashes of colored light, lasting only 3 to 10 milliseconds, that happen high above powerful thunderstorms. First discovered in 1989, scientists are still unclear as to what causes the eerie phenomenon.

1 comment:

P. S. Mangus said...

Wow, that is kind of creepy!


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