If the camera were turned 2 inches to the right or the sprite were 2 dozen miles to the left, possibly could have been my best capture to date lol. Early morning June 4th OK into KS/MO storm system . #okwx #kswx #mowx @ASIM_Payload @NASA @esaspaceflight pic.twitter.com/IqwtOaecm4— Paul M Smith (@PaulMSmithPhoto) June 7, 2020
Lots going on in the skies over Oklahoma last night. Managed a few nice meteors from the shower and some sprites over severe weather in SE Ok. This was one of the better ones , shot in front of the milky way core 04/22/2020 0714UTC. @ASIM_Payload @NASA @esa #okwx @JimCantore pic.twitter.com/F2wj6fSGIi— Paul M Smith (@PaulMSmithPhoto) April 22, 2020
Massive Jellyfish sprite up close from Kansas storms last night . 06/21/20 0415UTC. Every year for last 3 years I have managed good sprites on Fathers day. Good tradition :) #okwx #kswx @stormhour @ASIM_Payload @NASA pic.twitter.com/4xFaqsaHld— Paul M Smith (@PaulMSmithPhoto) June 21, 2020
Probably my favorite sprite scene from 2018 over Kaw Lake ,Ok. Only 1 of 3 cameras caught this super quick jellyfish sprite. They are some of the largest, brightest, quickest and most intricate of the sprite family. #kswx #okwx #NASA @esa @emilyrsutton @AccuAstronomy @BBCEarth pic.twitter.com/z14Y8sEnQR— Paul M Smith (@PaulMSmithPhoto) April 4, 2020
Jellyfish sprite – very large, up to 50 by 50 km (31 by 31 mi).
Column sprite (C-sprite) – large scale electrical discharges above the earth that are still not totally understood.
Carrot sprite – a column sprite with long tendrils.