These spectacular pictures show the incredible moment a rare natural phenomenon happens in the night sky. Red sprite lightning lasts only a millisecond and takes place high above a tunderstorm cloud.The breathtaking flashes of light are caused by .
Photo legend : "Amateur astronomer Timo Kantola from Finland took a pictures of elves and red sprite. Kantola’s pictures show elves and red sprite forms of lightning at distances of up to 100 kilometres above cloud formations. They are triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between thunderclouds and the ground and range from 10 to 100km in height. Timo Kantola took the pictures using an automatic camera in early October."