Red Sprite Lightning

Photo credit: Marko Korosec

Slovenian photographer Marko Korosec managed to capture a rare image of red sprite lightning for the first time. Sprites are sometimes inaccurately called upper-atmospheric lightning. However, sprites are cold plasma phenomena that lack the hot channel temperatures of tropospheric lightning, so they are more akin to fluorescent tube discharges than to lightning discharges. Click here to view the first image in this week’s WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an extreme cyclist who decides to scale a mountain using his bike