Wednesday, July 25, 2007

First sprites from Lannemezan

Last Monday night, 23-24 July, the new remotely operated camera at Lannemezan near the Pyrenees was set to detection mode when daylight faded, and captured two sprites very far away, near or over the Alps in southeastern France. It was still quite light during the first recorded sprite. The second sprite occurred about 50 minutes later. Unfortunately, we are dealing with a problem of the GPS time inserter, it either has currently too little reception or there may be interference. Approximate times are 20:17:04 and 21:12:13 UTC.
The situation was a bit marginal, but the southern end of the cold front was apparently electrified enough.


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