[AZ-Observing] Re: [Fwd: CHECK THIS RAINBOW!]

  • From: "Dan Heim" <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 16:21:48 -0700

Jeff,

Oh yeah ... I done that microwave version.  Very cool.  I've also crushed
rock candy in a totally dark room.  I don't know of any photos of natural
ball lightning.  Here's the link to a cool shot of the latest lab version:
http://www.physorg.com/news68812957.html

Dan

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Hopkins" <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 4:13 PM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: [Fwd: CHECK THIS RAINBOW!]


> Dan,
>
> Lots of picture abound of ball lightning. My son did a high science
> project on Ball Lightning.
> He used a Van de Graaff high voltage generator to produce small balls
> of lightning.
>
> An easier way is with a microwave oven.
>
> Check
>
> http://jlnlabs.online.fr/plasma/gmr/index.htm
>
> Jeff
>
> At 15:48 -0700 03/12/2007, Dan Heim wrote:
> >The rarest "atmospheric phenomena," if you leave it at that and don't
> >specify "optical," would have to be ball lightning.  Reported,
> >scientifically credible, and recently simulated in the lab, but never
caught
> >on film.  That's my vote anyway.
> >
> >Dan
>
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