Tag Archive for luminous phenomena

Jellyfish “sprite” sparks paranoia from “earth changes” websites (UPDATE: More sprites, from Hurricane Matthew)

UPDATE (2-Oct02016): Frankie Lucena has captured more incredible sprites, this time as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Check it out from the Weather Channel. A sprite (lightning) captured on camera from the Caribbean on September 18, 2016 has triggered posts on mystery-mongering fringe “news” sites that cater to end-of-the-world paranoia. Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that…

Mysterious ball lightning observed in nature by scientists

Well color me TICKLED PINK. After the recent new research paper regarding earthquakes lights, we now have new data on another anomalous luminous phenomena – ball lightning. Natural ball lightning probed for the first time – environment – 16 January 2014 – New Scientist. In 2012, Jianyong Cen and his colleagues at Northwestern Normal University…

Luminous mystery: Point the camera at the Brown Mountain lights

The Brown Mountain lights are still an unsolved mystery. New observation system on its way? Brown Mountain lights still enchanting | CharlotteObserver.com. Dan Caton, a physics and astronomy professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, is one of the foremost academic researchers of the lights. He believes most sightings are bogus – people are seeing…