"SPACE LIGHTNING" OVER TEXAS: Last night, a photographer in Texas captured a magnificent display of sprites dancing atop a powerful thunderstorm near Dallas. Sprites are an exotic form of lightning that shoot up from thunderstorms, reaching toward space. The Texas display shows that sprite season is now underway in the northern hemisphere. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and observing tips.
Above: Sprites over Texas on April 27, 2016. Photo credit: Kevin Palivec