On the night of this Monday, September 6, some residents of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, they caught a red light in the sky during the storm.
Some even shared the images on social networks, stating that this flash appeared to be approaching the earth, which is why it was believed to be a meteorite.
What is the red flash captured in Oaxaca?
Se is about a meteorological phenomenon known as “red goblin” or “sprite”, as detailed by NASA.
According to the space agency, the “red goblins” are difficult to capture because they last a few milliseconds and commonly they occur above thunderstorms.
“They send pulses of electrical energy toward the edge of space, the electrically charged layer known as the ionosphere, rather than toward the Earth’s surface,” explains NASA.
In the image, NASA points to the “Sprite” captured in Burma from the International Space Station (ISS) on April 30, 2012. SPECIAL / nasa.gov
Therefore, due to the storm —which also generated floods and puddles in northern, central and southern regions— it was that these red flashes would have been created.
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