We take a look at the current Space Weather conditions, but at first an amazing photo of red sprites dancing atop a cluster of storms in Mexico taken on August 10, 2015 by astronauts onboard the International Space Station
We all know what comes out of the bottom of thunderclouds: lightning. But rarely do we see what comes out of the top.
They snapped this incredible photo:
This shows just how high sprites can go. The photo shows their red forms reaching all the way from the thunderstorm below to a layer of green airglow some 100 km above Earth’s surface. This means sprites touch the edge of space, alongside auroras, meteors and noctilucent clouds. They are a true space weather phenomenon.
According to Spaceweather, sprites have been seen for at least a century,but most scientists did not believe they existed until after 1989 when sprites were photographed by cameras onboard the space shuttle.
The next two videos show the current Space Weather conditions:
And how it effects our planet. See below videos of shocking events in just the past weeks!