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Supercell Lightning Storm Near Amarillo, Texas

VIVID RED SPRITE BURST – Supercell Lightning Storm

For licensing info, scroll to the bottom: I managed to capture on video several vivid “Red Sprite” bursts, from a cluster of supercell thunderstorms putting out near constant lightning near Amarillo, TX. I was positioned about 20 miles to the south of the storms, near the town of Tulia, TX, looking off to the northeast. This definitely ranks up there with one of the best lightning storms I have ever seen. A more extended video can be viewed via the annotation link at the end of this video.

This video has been reviewed by several meteorologists at various NWS offices, as well as the Storm Prediction Center, and deemed to be 100% legitimate Red Sprites. The camera I used to capture this sequence was a Sony A7S II with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens (wide open) with the camera itself set to an ISO of between 32000 and 51000.