Sprites captured last night

5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #102035 by michaeloconnell
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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_(lightning)







Weather data:
www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/lightnin.../UK/201410062330.htm

Michael,
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5 years 7 months ago #102044 by Graham
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And I caught the same one a tad closer! :)



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5 years 7 months ago #102045 by michaeloconnell
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That's excellent Graham.
Not often that these events are captured on two separate camera systems.
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5 years 7 months ago #102046 by Graham
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Many congrats on your first!! :)

Plenty of room on the wall of fame!!!

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5 years 7 months ago #102048 by Seanie_Morris
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Well done guys! Great capture by both of you. :) It IS rare to capture these like that from the ground.

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5 years 7 months ago #102050 by Graham
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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!

Graham

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5 years 7 months ago #102055 by flt158
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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?

Aubrey.

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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #102057 by michaeloconnell
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flt158 wrote: 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?

Aubrey.


Aubrey,
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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5 years 7 months ago #102059 by Graham
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Yup that looks like the bucket of Ursa Major on the bottom left! :)

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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #102075 by dave_lillis
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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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5 years 7 months ago #102079 by michaeloconnell
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Dave_Lillis wrote: 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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