When flashes of light occur above the storm


Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA’s ScienceCasts series and features a look at transient luminous events, when flashes of light take place above a storm.

These flashes, also known as blue jets, are the result of activity occurring inside the storm, but they stretch above the storm toward space. When researchers recorded these events to learn more, they found that during 160 seconds of video footage, 245 blue flashes were recorded, equaling a rate of 90 per minute.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA