Sprites, a form of brief luminous discharge in the upper atmosphere above a thunderstorm, were observed and imaged on two video cameras in Australia’s Northern Territory. These were the first such ground-based observations made outside the United States. Sprite discharges typically took place between the altitudes of 50 km and 80 km and spanned an average width of 44 km. Many of the sprite events were of long duration, with an average of 145 ms. These spatial and temporal features were similar to those observed from the ground and the air in the United States. During the longer events, some luminous discharge elements were observed to decay as other new elements formed. As the new elements were often laterally displaced from the old, the sprites sometimes appeared to dance across the sky. This phenomenon has been observed in Colorado and named “dancing sprites.” The lateral progression of sprite elements observed in the Northern Territory was overwhelmingly in one direction and covered distances of up to 90 km.
Frank Gore has found a new home with the Bills.The team announced the move Wednesday when the new league year began. Ready for his 15th NFL season. RB Frank Gore has agreed to terms!Free agency tracker: https://t.co/5ltNsecVRU pic.twitter.com/IFq5dpAlu2— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 13, 2019Buffalo didn’t disclose the amount, but early reports have said it will be good for $2 million.Bills have agreed with Frank Gore on a 1-year, $2 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019Gore, 35, is entering his 15th NFL season. The deal makes him the oldest running back under contract. Related News The five-time Pro Bowl player was selected by the 49ers in the third round as the 65th overall pick of the 2005 draft. He spent a decade in San Francisco before three seasons in Indianapolis.The Bills offense is getting a complete revamp as they have also added wide receivers Cole Beasley and John Brown. Now, the Bills will have the three oldest rushers ahead of the new season. Gore will join LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory — both 30 years old — in Buffalo. Gore, who just finished a one-year stint in Miami, suffered a sprained foot in Week 15 and was ruled out for the rest of the season. He finished 2018 with 722 rushing yards, and it was the first time in his career he did not record a rushing touchdown. NFL free agency news: Former Cowboys WR Cole Beasley signs with Bills