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Sprites photographed after Tulsa thunderstorm Friday

Posted at 4:16 PM, Apr 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-12 09:42:39-04

TULSA, Okla — Local sprites photographer, Paul Smith, captured these above Tulsa Friday night when severe storms rolled through the area.

Unlike lightning, sprites occur above thunderstorms.

They require a long exposure photo because they only are visible for a fraction of a second.

More information about sprites, specifically how they form, can be found here.

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