The Jerusalem observation TLE'S (Transient Luminous Events) site became operational at October 2007.
The site is located on a mountain ~800[m] AMSL and due to the fact that it is positioned in the outskirts of Jerusalem (Givat Ram campus - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), it offers good visibility conditions degree. The site has a 360 degrees viewing capability.
The night observation we conduct are part of the ILAN team's research, and are coordinated in some of the cases (depending on the effect of weather on the visibility of the sites) with the Tel-Aviv University site/Mizpe Ramon site.
We observed Sprites above Thunder Storms that evolved in the eastern Mediterranean.
During the month of October we manage to capture 16 events total, during four successful night observation.
We attached images below taken by our team members.
Images of Sprites taken by Shalem Cohen during the night of the 21-22 October. estimated distance to the Sprites is ~400 km north of Jerusalem, (the Iskandrun bay and the coast of syria).
Images of Sprites taken by Elyakom Vadislavsky during the night of the 23-24 October. estimated distance to the Sprites is ~150 km west of Jerusalem (cosat of south-west Israel).