November 27, 2022
Spertacular: This project challenges the observation and imaging of rare electrical phenomena in the atmosphere - Today's website

Spertacular: This project challenges the observation and imaging of rare electrical phenomena in the atmosphere – Today’s website

The initiative within citizen science projects and wants to bring together those who spend their time observing the sky and have been lucky enough to see a “ghost”, a flash of light in the atmosphereusually at an altitude of about 80 km, above storms that quickly reveal themselves and disappear.

In the Sprintacular researchers have assembled a community to document this phenomenonclassified as transient luminous events, or transient luminous events (TLEs) in English, helping to develop subject knowledge.

With the advancement of photography in recent decades, It’s getting easier to access good cameras that capture the diffused lights, ‘feathers’ and ‘tentacles’ that sometimes seem to dance during storms.

The already assembled photos can be amazing. Click on the pictures for more details

Sprtacular’s collaborative model helps build bridges between communities and On the site there are photos from around the world, from the United States to Greece, Hungary and Brazil, although the number of volunteers is very small. By assembling the images, the team is creating the first database of the phenomenon, which was previously known from scattered image sharing.

In the Sprintacular website You can learn more about these transient events and how to monitor themSee more photos, join the community of moderators, and go on the hunt for the best photos. The tutorial explains how to send photos.