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Rare video of sprite caught on video from right here in Southern Arizona

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To sum it up: WOW! 

A sprite is a type of lightning that stretches up into space, rather than down to the ground. The flashes can extend 50 miles above a thunderstorm. Normally, you would have to fly above a storm to see this rare phenomenon. However, one local videographer caught this rare site on video from St. David last night. 

Robert Neep, who is an ex-television news videographer, shot the below video. The distant lightning flashes are from a storm roaring just south of the border, over northern Mexico. Neep is an experienced weather videographer and photographer. Check out his Facebook page and webpage

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