Transient Luminous Event

Sprite Cluster June 13 2012 04:25:14 UT

This sprite cluster occurred west of Amarillo, Texas near the New Mexico state line. To the right of the bright sprites in the image above are lesser developed sprites that are visible in the movie at slower speeds. The horizontal bands are storm generated mesospheric gravity waves.

At left : Near infrared movie with VLF-ELF emissions is expandable to full screen. ESC returns movie to small format.

Data : +CG lightning stroke

Location: 35.2186 N , -102.8862 W

Peak Current: 83 kAmp

Azimuth 88 degrees Range 280 km ( 174 miles)

Thomas Ashcraft : Heliotown

35. 50 N -105.89 W New Mexico

Mail : More Sprites