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Red sprites and blue jets are both atmospheric and electrical phenomena that take place in the upper atmosphere. They take place above normal lightning; Blue jets happen in cone shapes above thunderstorm clouds, and are not related to lightning. They’re blue due to ionised emissions from nitrogen. Red sprites can appear as different shapes and have hanging tendrils. They occur when positive lightning goes from the cloud to the ground.

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Double helix cloud contrail spotted near Moscow.on December 24, 2012. It is not entirely known what caused such a phenomenon. According to Wiki, contrails or vapour trails are long thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft. Their formation is most often triggered by the water vapour in the exhaust of aircraft engines, but can also be triggered by the changes in air pressure in wingtip vortices or in the air over the entire wing surface.

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lightning-Mr Twister – The top 10 weather photographs shared in the Mr Twister Weather Snapshot group on May 31st 2015 Pre-Order Your Hard Cover Today and Get a Free DVD! #1 Joe Randall (759 Likes) Follow Joe This was a bit hair raising. Lightning in Colorado Springs, CO #2 Jack Johanson (475 Likes) Follow Jack In Memory and honor of team Twistex. #3 Storm Invictus (345 Likes) Follow Storm Being a professional photographer, I have pretty rigorous standards for what I share. Normally, I...

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A SciShow Kids viewer wants to know, “Why do lightning and thunder happen?” Get your raincoat, because Jessi will take you inside a thunderstorm to give you the answer!

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iPhone 7's lightning jack may also be a durability liability Read more Technology News Here --> http://digitaltechnologynews.com The iPhone 7's missing headphone jack is more than just inconvenient. It causes a major durability issue. While the iPhone 7 is built unsurprisingly well the lightning jack still has the same lifespan. This would be fine if you didn't have to share the iPhone 7's lightning jack between your charger and your headphones. But you do. SEE ALSO: No Apple killing…

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The week in pictures: 15 June 2013

Lightning flashes during a thunderstorm over Monterrey in Mexico