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Paper: What Are Red Sprites? An Art and Science Collaboration
Volume: 468, Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena V
Page: 37
Authors: McLeish, P.
Abstract: Sprites are fleeting luminous shapes that shoot into the upper atmosphere during large thunderstorms as lightning simultaneously reaches down to Earth. For at least a century scientists have attempted to confirm and explain the existence of sprites with visual images and data. Peter McLeish's images, Lightning's Angels, supplement the documentation of sprites by exploring the properties of this natural phenomenon through digitally enhanced oil encaustic paintings set to music in a six-minute film.
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