Right Place, Right Time

Photo: Hung-Hsi Chang

Today’s APOD (which if you don’t visit I highly recommend) takes a slightly more terrestrial tack. A passenger on a flight from Munich to Singapore was taking pictures of a thunderstorm over India, and managed to capture a rare red jet above the storm.

The nature of jets and the (possibly) related sprites, collectively called TLEs, transient luminous events, is not well understood.


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