Saturday, November 19, 2011

Crown Flash - "New" Electromagnetic activity observed above Thunderstorm

Crown Flash - "New" Electromagnetic activity observed above Thunderstorm!  You may know my fascination with the electromagnetic activity above thunderstorms from the Sprite posts.  This "new" one seems to have a name already.  The YouTube videos (see links) are awesome visual evidence of something observed many times.  But as we see in science, observations are often dismissed (with no good reason), and it isn't until somebody gets a video or a picture that can't be scoffed away, that "the mainstream" grudgingly admits defeat.  (note that Wikipedia has no entry yet).  Phil Plait was also unaware of the term in his piece on the YT videos.



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