Sprites

  • (noun): Atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves).
    Synonyms: red sprites

Some articles on sprites, sprite:

Sprite (lightning) - Characteristics
... Sprites have been observed over North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Southern Africa (Zaire), Australia, the Sea of Japan and Asia and are believed to occur ... Three types of sprites have been categorized by Matthew 'Geoff' McHarg Ph.D ... motion camera Mcgarg and his researchers have named the sprites based on their visual appearance ...
Sebring Sprite - Sebring 1961
... No less than 7 Sebring Sprites contested the long-distance races at Sebring in 1961 ... The Sebring Sprites finished in six of the top eight places in the 4-hour race for one-litre GT cars ... In the 12-hour race, Sebring Sprites were driven by Ed Leavens, John Colgate, Joe Buzetta, Glenn Carlson, Cyril Simson and future F1 driver Paul Hawkins to strong performances, finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th in ...
Creatures In The Half-Life Series - Race X - Sprite
... of what looks like a flying ball of light, Sprites are creatures that can be seen floating through the facility several times during the game, becoming more ... In the scenario where the Gargantua is trapped on the Sector G hydroelectric dam, sprites fly into a portal nearby which the G-Man then steps through ... Xen crystal into the Anti-Mass Spectrometer, many Sprites fly towards and away from the resonance cascade, the former of which also happens when the portal to Xen in ...
Upper-atmospheric Lightning - Sprites
... Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges which occur high above a thunderstorm cloud, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes ... The phenomena were named after the mischievous sprite (air spirit) Puck in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream ... Sprites have since been witnessed tens of thousands of times ...
Later Sebring Sprites
... In later years, the Sebring Sprite became a prized possession and the object of veneration within the Austin-Healey fraternity ... Subsequently, numbers of other Sprites were modified as period replicas of the original Speedwell GTs and Sprinzel Sebring Sprites, built to the same ... One such car is the "Lumbertubs" Sprite, built in 1963 by brothers Brian and Ken Myers and named after the lane on which they lived ...