Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Night of 04/05 of July : 7 sprites.

During the night a big storm formed over the west part of France.

The cameras pointed mostly toward the North, Altough they were partialy covered by clouds, they caught 7 sprites observed over a long period of time ( caught between 20:45 UT and 03:05 the next day ).

Column sprites observed at 20:46 UT :

A carrot sprite observed at 00:38 UT :

An event observed at 22:51 UT :

Column sprites observed at 03:05 UT :

Monday, July 03, 2006

First Night of 02/03 July : 7 sprites.

The first night of operation yielded to 7 sprites, captured between 02:27 UT and 02:56 UT. The cameras pointed in the north-north-west direction to observe a storm that formed in the Bay of Biscay.

Here column sprites caught at 02:52 UT.

This sprite was apparently triggered by a 22 kA stroke located at 45°, -1°

Other images from this night :

At 02:27 UT :

At 02:35 UT