ESOcast 81: Red Sprites

As night falls, telescopes at ESO's observatories are just starting the night’s observations. But all of a sudden a strange phenomenon appears in the distance. What could this be? Let’s take a closer look!

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Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Petr Horálek, Rebecca Davies and József Bór.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Music: STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Petr Horálek, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, A. Santerne, ESA, NASA, NOAA, image and videos courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/BeyondThePhotography/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/) ISS042-E-130893 and ISS045-E-5122, ISS Expedition 31 and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, University of Glasgow Archive Services, Papers of Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, GB248 DC448/2/2/2, EUMETSAT (http://www.eumetsat.int), Walter Lyons (www.WeatherVideoHD.tv), Mike Hollingshead (http://stormandsky.com/about), Matt Katzenberger, Charles Strebor, Emil Ivanov, Miloslav Druckmüller/Pavel Štarha (http://www.zam.fme.vutbr.cz/~druck/Atmosphere/Red_sprites_2013_08_06/0-info.htm), Martin Popek (https://www.facebook.com/martin.popek.1), Gianluca Lombardi (glphoto.it) and C. Malin (christophmalin.com).
Directed by: Petr Horálek and Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

About the Video

Id:esocast81a
Release date:1 February 2016, 14:00
Related announcements:ann16005
Duration:06 m 51 s

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Light Phenomenon
Category:ESOcast

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