By - Spiritual_Navigator
I mean one of the scientists was Steve Cummer and they referred to it as an electrical discharge. Don’t know how they could resist going with Cummer’s discharge on this one.
Cummer cummer cummer cummer cummer chameleon
Straight from the top of my dome
They come and go
Cummer’s discharge? Not Cummer’s cum?
You can’t just have it be an obvious sexual term, cummer’s discharge is believably scientific but at the same time… everyone knows.
So, uh, if enough people petition this, can it be a thing?
The name could use some workshopping, but the phenomenon is amazing.
Can we just call it the “Bifröst Effect”?
I’m in. Currently leading right above “God’s Ejaculate”.
See how far he’s come!
I mean, one of the scientists is Steve Cummer
They were called “Sprites” a couple decades ago, probably changed it for trademark reasons.
Gigantic jets are different from sprites, and we still call them sprites ;).
The umbrella category is “transient luminous event”, and includes things like sprites, gigantic jets, blue jets, elves, trolls, pixies, and gnomes.
I’m not kidding: [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper-atmospheric\_lightning](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper-atmospheric_lightning)
Edit: For a similarly goofy name of a phenomenon in a related field, there's a type of aurora called "[STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEVE)". The name came from amateur astronomers who were the first to accurately describe it, and decided to name it "Steve" like in the movie Over the Hedge, and then scientists gave it a backronym.
Then we should call these “Seven Ups”.
I always went the Wayne’s World route and said “cream of some young guy” while playing.
More like a spirit bomb, no?
Naa. Raiden’s Rising Lightning.
Commenting so I can come back and read the comments about the article.
Replying so I can come back and see how our friendship has blossomed.
Maybe the real lightning is the sparks of friendship we made along the way?
Ah, the feels
I love you people.
What do you mean you people?
*Robert Downey Junior voice*
What do YOU mean you people?!
Such a funny fucking scene.
I smell roses!
Thought they were named sprite, or is that a different kind of lightning?
Sprites are different. Sprites are red and I don’t think they touch the cloud (I could be wrong about that). But sprites are easier to see and are more commonly photographed. There are a bunch of types of these transient luminous events.
Aliens. What a dummy. We all know it’s the lizard people hard at work.
Hiemdal, who used the bifrost this time?
We should call it a Gaia flare
There can be only one
Someone got caught powering up again.
Marketing campaign for the new Thunder Cats movie , it went over budget it seems
Godzilla should be awakening any day now.
Don’t be so sure!
With the LHC back online and operating, our timeline seems to be restoring itself. Thereby making a Kaiju appearance less likely…
With this timeline, it would be weird if Godzilla didn’t show up.
Highway to Heaven?
That’s some over the top SOS signal.
To the Batmobile
The Combine found us.
Pecos Hank talks about this a good bit in some of his videos. Also shows some incredible recorded footage of jets above storms. Incredible stuff.
The “Hambone” cowboy mouse from Tom and Jerry?
I’ve always wanted to know more about that character and song
No, but that would be fantastic.
It was clearly the dangerous terrorist Ororo Munroe
Aren’t these just sprites?
The Coulomb might be the best metric to use scientifically, but... it is inscrutable....
I can scrut it!
As a Mexican I propose we call it “Fua”
This is why you avoid lightning storms with airplanes
Wait, the *WHAT*
Funny how this happens after Prey was released. They’re here.
That’s Superman making the world spin faster
Where in the world did this happen?
Save the clock tower!
We know so little. Wish serious scientific endeavors got the funding they deserve