Sprite May 01, 2013 03:52:05 UT over west Texas

This sprite cluster was captured at a distance of 365 miles/574 km in the near infrared with a modified dslr and also a black and white near infrared video camera. The sprite was visible even though bright lights were on at the house next door.

It also was captured in radio at 2.5 MHz ( WWV time code station) and at VLF-ELF wavelengths.

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DATA: Positive cloud to ground lightning

Lightning Stroke Location: 32.4717 N, -100.7439 W

Distance : 574 km | azimuth: 123 degrees

Peak Current : 79 kAmp

Charge Moment Change : +580 C*km

Thomas Ashcraft : Heliotown : New Mexico


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