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The Hundred Year Hunt for the Red Sprite
You can help science unravel the mystery of strange lights in the night sky - that are real! This section of our website is partially funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Informal Science Education Program. A service of FMA Research, Inc. and Sky Fire Productions, Inc.

Test your knowledge about storms, sprites, lightning and clouds.See just how weatherwise you are!
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Beginner Quiz
Advanced Quiz

See our amazing array of sprites!

Can you identify the main cloud types?

A short history of the discovery of sprites

Latest observations

Scientific websites about sprites
and sprite researchers

Facts, Figures and Fun about:

A triple award-winner, "The Hundred Year Hunt for the Red Sprite" will be showing in planetariums and science centers around the US. Watch this space for venues near you.

The Sprite Video/DVD is also available for home viewing.

Sprites as interpreted by Canadian artist Peter McLeish

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Did you know this?

National radar, infrared GOES satellite images and lightning strike maps.

Weather Websites






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Interested in a career in the atmospheric sciences?