Jeff, That photo may or may not be ball lightning. It's not specifically identified as such in the text. That could be a photo of lightning vaporizing a transformer. If I missed something, let me know, because if there is an actual photo of natural ball lightning I'd sure like to see it. Dan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Hopkins" <phxjeff@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 4:33 PM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: [Fwd: CHECK THIS RAINBOW!] > Dan, > > Crushing rock candy is a piezo electric effect. Same thing can be > some by striking two quartz rocks together. > > For a picture of natural Ball Lightning check > > http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s520317.htm > > Jeff > > At 16:21 -0700 03/12/2007, Dan Heim wrote: > >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 > > -- > Jeff Hopkins > HPO SOFT > Counting Photons > http://www.hposoft.com/Astro/astro.html > Hopkins Phoenix Observatory > 7812 West Clayton Drive > Phoenix, Arizona 85033-2439 U.S.A. > (623)849-5889 > (623) 247-1190 (Fax) > www.hposoft.com > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.