Transient Luminous Events and Sprites ( with Radio Emissions and Forward Scatter Reflections )


Sprites have begun to appear in my nightly all-sky videos above far distant thunderstorm cells. I note that they generate distinct radio emissions and also have the capability of reflecting VHF forward scatter transmitter waves in a way similar to radio meteor reflections.

Best specimen ( Hear the "ping" )

Here are forward scatter VHF specimen movies: (.mp4 file sizes around 1 MB.) 2, 3, 4, 5

This is the sprite cluster in the image above. The "pop" is subtle but quite evident. (Note "this file is 6 MB in size.)

Fresh Sprite capture October 03, 2010

Possible non-visible sprite ( maybe a halo or an elve? ) ping reflection


Here are two Very Low Frequency sprite specimens from June 16, 2010 : 1, 2

Thomas Ashcraft | HELIOTOWN | New Mexico | Mail | Other various observations