In the Urals, unusual giant red lightning was filmed. The high-speed shooting mode has made it possible to detail a natural phenomenon when electrical discharges hit upward into the atmosphere.
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Ilya Yankovsky, an astronomer from the Sverdlovsk region, filmed sprites on the camera, then he analyzed the phenomenon that attracts the attention of scientists. The specialist edited the video based on the frames obtained during the shooting. Such lightning, the researcher noted, was discovered in 1989 and described by the scientist John Wayne from NASA. The Ural astronomer further said that very powerful electric discharges of bright red color arose due to the special local climate and heavy rains that were observed at the end of summer.
High upward red lightning is caused when electromagnetic pulses reach the ionosphere. However, this natural phenomenon requires very strong thunderstorms.