Tag Archive for luminous phenomena

Jellyfish “sprite” sparks paranoia from “earth changes” websites (UPDATE: More sprites, from Hurricane Matthew)

UPDATE (2-Oct02016): Frankie Lucena has captured more incredible sprites, this time as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Check it out from the Weather Channel. A sprite (lightning) captured on camera from the Caribbean on September 18, 2016 has triggered posts on mystery-mongering fringe “news” sites that cater to end-of-the-world paranoia. Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that…

Mysterious ball lightning observed in nature by scientists

Well color me TICKLED PINK. After the recent new research paper regarding earthquakes lights, we now have new data on another anomalous luminous phenomena – ball lightning. Natural ball lightning probed for the first time – environment – 16 January 2014 – New Scientist. In 2012, Jianyong Cen and his colleagues at Northwestern Normal University…