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Something really unusual happens during this storm. Can you spot it? If you blink you’ll miss it! (Video will repeat.)
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This is a rare form of RED lightning called a “red sprite.” Very few people have ever seen it!
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Lightning flashes so fast. What do you think it would look like in slow motion?
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This is lightning slowed down. This would normally happen in less than 1 second!
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Check out these rainbows! What’s similar between them? What’s different?
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This is called a double rainbow. The one on “top” is dimmer, and notice the colors are reversed!
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What do you think is going on here?!
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This is a shooting star (meteor), but it’s so bright it can be seen during the day!
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Usually meteors burn up before they hit the ground, but sometimes they don’t. Here’s a car that was hit by one!
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These strange lights, called "aurorae," usually can only be seen in two areas on Earth. Do you know where?
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This only happens near the North Pole and South Pole! People call them “Northern Lights” and “Southern Lights.”
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