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Nearly horizontal ice particles in cirrus clouds that are 3- to 5-miles high up in the atmosphere.
One telltale clue, per Tech Times: The scientists found that the flashes seemed to occur around high-floating cirrus clouds, and those clouds are made up of ice crystals.
Clouds are classified into 10 basic genera—such as cirrus and cumulonimubus—which describe their overall character, reports Stephanie Pappas at LiveScience.
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