Rare sky phenomena resembling sprites, elves, blue jets and pixies should not nicely but understood however because the conception of high-speed/high-res cameras it’s starting to indicate up an increasing number of.

Like sprites, elves or pixies; these are large-scale electrical discharges that happen excessive above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a fairly diversified vary of visible shapes flickering within the evening sky. They are triggered by the discharges of constructive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the bottom.

Also elusive and poorly understood is a blue jet lightning.

Blue jets are troublesome to check as a result of they’re uncommon, unpredictable and final for less than fractions of a second. They kind excessive up within the ambiance and might stretch for tens of kilometers into the stratosphere.

A blue jet shoots upwards from the tops of thunderstorms in direction of house, has been captured on movie in unprecedented element by astronauts on the International Space Station.