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Russian Telescope catches rare ‘Triple Elve’ in Earth’s upper atmosphere

Moscow, Jan 22 (Sputnik) A unique ultraviolet telescope installed in the Russian module of the orbital space station has documented a rare atmospheric phenomenon known as a triple elve, which is a ring of reddish light created by upward blue lightning striking from thunderclouds.
Russia and Italy launched an experiment in 2019 to observe some of the most spectacular but short-lived events that occur high above the Earth in stormy weather when thunderclouds shoot bright blue jets into the stratosphere and generate phenomena with eldritch-sounding names — "elves" and "red sprites."
This light show lasts less than a millisecond and is very difficult to observe from the Earth’s surface. Russia’s Mini-EUSO telescope looking down on the Earth from the International Space Station can track electrical discharges as they propagate in the ionosphere, Nuclear Physics Institute senior researcher Pavel Klimov told Sputnik.
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