Sprites, Jets, and Glowing Balls: The Science of Lightning

Ever wonder how lightning works? Scientists are still figuring it out, but what we do know is fascinating. Learn about positive and negative lightning, red sprites, blue jets, and ball lightning in this episode of SciShow!

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Sources:
Basics about lightning (types and positive/negative)
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/elefie.html
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phys1120/phys1120_fa09/LectureNotes/ChargesElectricFields.pdf
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/types/
https://www.ec.gc.ca/foudre-lightning/default.asp?lang=En&n=9353715C-1
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/lightning.html
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/ligseq.html
https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/thunder.html
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/lightning/positive.html
http://news.discovery.com/earth/is-lightning-hotter-than-the-sun.htm
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/lightning/lightning_max.html
https://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1972may13-00036
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/lightning/thunder.html
http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/lightning2.htm

Red Sprites and Blue Jets
http://www.ee.psu.edu/directory/facultyinfo/pasko/Publications/PaskoPSST07.pdf
http://www.popsci.com/what-red-sprite
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-capture-rare-photographs-of-red-lightning-544670/?no-ist
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080328102738.htm
http://elf.gi.alaska.edu/

Ball lightning
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9293-physicists-create-great-balls-of-fire/
http://www.ipp.mpg.de/ippcms/eng/presse/archiv/05_06_pi
http://phys.org/news/2012-10-mystery-ball-lightning.html
http://physics.aps.org/articles/v7/5
http://phys.org/news/2014-01-instance-ball-lightning-captured-video.html
http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/ball-lightning-121012.htm

Image sources:
http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=94592&picture=desert-lightning
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FoggDam-NT.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Lightning#/media/File:Lightning_slow_motion.gif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Sun_by_the_Atmospheric_Imaging_Assembly_of_NASA%27s_Solar_Dynamics_Observatory_-_20100819.jpg?fastcci_from=17827&c1=17827&d1=15&s=200&a=fqv
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anvil-to-ground_lightning.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISS-44_Red_Sprites,_northwest_Mexico.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BigRed-Sprite.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY5F_gEexAY&feature=youtu.be
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ball_lightning_spectrum.svg