Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Variety of sprites in September 2008

October has just begun, autumn is coming, and hopefully it will be as successful in our hunt for TLEs as the last two months. So before next thunderstorm days come here is a recollection of sprite hunting in September, by Leonid, and by Tai-Yin, who both joined the EuroSprite observation team this year.

Below are images of sprites which occurred above thunderstorms over the south-east of France on 3 and 4 September. They were observed by Leonid using the Corsican system, at that time quite close to the thuderstorms. Leonid also captured one elve!

Tai-Yin had some luck on 19 September with a thunderstorm south-east of Corsica - read the story on Tai-Yin's blog!