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Sprites captured last night was created by michaeloconnell

For the first time, I recorded sprites on my meteor camera last night.
Camera pointed over Dublin, Irish Sea, Isle of Man and North Wales.

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www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/lightnin.../UK/201410062330.htm

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And I caught the same one a tad closer! :)



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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Sprites captured last night

That's excellent Graham.
Not often that these events are captured on two separate camera systems.
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Many congrats on your first!! :)

Plenty of room on the wall of fame!!!

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Sprites captured last night

Well done guys! Great capture by both of you. :) It IS rare to capture these like that from the ground.
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Lightning does strike the same place twice! :P

Capture from later on in the night.

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So far we have three people who caught the first one and two who caught the second!

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Replied by flt158 on topic Sprites captured last night

Gosh! they were mega fast on the You Tube video. I had to ask for the Full Screen to see the 2 of them. Brilliant when spotted.

I wonder what constellation is that in the background?

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Gosh! they were mega fast on the You Tube video. I had to ask for the Full Screen to see the 2 of them. Brilliant when spotted.

I wonder what constellation is that in the background?

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From my perspective, they were seen towards the east/north-east between Gemini and Auriga, as seen from his location. Preliminary analysis indicates that they occurred over the Irish Sea between Dublin and the Isle of Man.

On Graham's second video, it looks like it is in Ursa Major - is that correct Graham?
Unfortunately, I only caught them on one video.
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Yup that looks like the bucket of Ursa Major on the bottom left! :)

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Sprites captured last night

Blink and you'll miss them, good capture guys.
Apparently there were ferocious thunder storms in the south east last night.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Sprites captured last night

Blink and you'll miss them, good capture guys.


Yea, they are very brief.
And to think that they were only first photographed in 1989.
Just shows how elusive they really are.
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