NASA astronauts took this photograph of Red Sprites from the International Space Station.
NASA astronauts took this photograph of Red Sprites from the International Space Station. Courtesy of NASA
NASA astronauts took this photograph of Red Sprites from the International Space Station. Courtesy of NASA

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John Lindsey

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .