In the Montsec, south of the Pyrenees, August 13-14 2015, I aimed the lens to the northeast where thunderstorm flashes were detectable by eye. I was hoping for Perseids and red sprites. Only after uploading to Vimeo I noticed a few unexpectedly far sprites just above the horizon in the middle, apparently produced a thunderstorm closer to Switzerland.
The green airglow emissions in the mesosphere revealed gravity wave patterns radiating away from the convective updrafts in the thunderstorm over the south coast of France, a few hundred kilometers away.
Jumps in the timelapse happen as I stopped for a moment to check the images for any sprites to show up in the photos. Also you see me open the door of the car as I was taking measures against encountering a wild boar sniffing and crunching nearby in the field.
Fuji X-T1, Samyang 12mm F2.0, 30 sec, ISO 3200.