I just saw the coolest thing!!!!!

@tina12679 (1126)
United States
June 2, 2007 9:13pm CST
I was driving home tonight from picking up supper and i saw a bolt of fire red lightning. I have never saw red lightening before and it isnt supposed to storm and there isnt ay thunder. At first i thought it might be heat lightning, but then i was always told that heat lightning does not have an acual bolt it is just flashes. So i guess my question is.... Does anyone know what this might of been caused by and is this normal and it is just odd that this is the first time i saw it. Has anyone else saw this kind of lightning before?
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6 responses
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
That must have looked really cool.. I have Never seen Red lightning befor although I have seen pics of ones that seem to be pinky red in coulour, but maybe not the same..... I would of got scared though:D because it seems out of the ordinanry, I love watching Lightning but also scared of being struck......
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
27 Jun 07
It was cool and i was a little worried. I like watching lightning too but seems that so many people are getting struck lately that i am definitly afraid of that as well.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
Wow, I have never seen red lightning before but it muts ahve looked awesome! I enjoyed reading TheresaK's description of it. Maybe I'll see it one day~~ weather is a fascinating thing.... even though I'm kinda scared of lighning, LOL
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
3 Jun 07
it was very awesome and i share your fear of lightning. I had really hoped that after i saw it that we werent in for a real bad storm, thinking that red means danger mostly and it being red thought we might be in for a doozy. lol
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• Philippines
3 Jun 07
now thats cool well i don't know and i havent yet seen one but it might have been real cool looking :) lucky you . .
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
3 Jun 07
it was very cool i saw it the whole way from the sky to the ground. I wish i had been lucky enough to be somehow taking a picture lol thanks for your responce.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
3 Jul 07
I almost never see lightnings. And I didn't even know there were red lightnings, but I bet they are pretty cool. ;) Here were I live, we don't have much of it. Some storms once in a while, but lightnings only once in a blue moon. Hehehe! About the explanation for that.. Well, lightnings are made of plasma. I don't know what causes the different colors, but flames, also made of plasma, have blue, red and yellow tones. I suppose lighnings might have all these tones then, depending on the temperature and on the electric density it has. Or I could have just said the most stupid thing ever. :)
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@maehan (1445)
• United States
2 Jul 07
If I don't remember wrongly, what you have seen is a sprite which I learn it during Geography subject in my Secondary School. There are two new types of lightning have been verified: red sprites and blue jets. These atmospheric discharges occur very high in the Earth's atmosphere - much higher than the familiar form of lightning. Red sprites appear red in color and go from the tops of clouds to as high as the ionosphere - an ionized layer 90 kilometers above the Earth's surface. They last only a small fraction of a second. The existence of red sprites has been suggested previously, but only in 1994 were aircraft flown above massive thunderstorms with the high speed video equipment necessary to verify these spectacular events. Scientists are unsure of the cause and nature of red sprites.
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• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
No i havenot seen anything like that yet nor heard so what can i say about it.
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