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A line of bright blue lightning storms shines against a black background. Above the largest storm small wisps of red sprites stretch up. Along the left side, small yellow lights shine from an illuminated city.

A Midsummer Red Sprite Seen from Space

Several transient luminous events illuminate pockets of Earth’s upper atmosphere. A line of thunderstorms off the coast of South Africa powers the rare phenomena.

Image Credit: NASA/Matthew Dominick

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