MessageToEagle.com - An unexplained atmospheric electrical phenomenon called ball lightning has
been observed countless times in all possible places of Earth.
Usually the size of an orange or a grapefruit and lasting up to twenty seconds - but no explanation of how it
occurs has been generally accepted by science.
A variety of theories has been presented trying to explain this phenomenon as microwave radiation from thunderclouds,
oxidizing aerosols, nuclear energy, dark matter, antimatter, and even black holes as possible causes.
Now, a new mathematical theory to explain the mysterious phenomenon known as ball lightning is proposed by a group of
CSIRO and Australia National University scientists.
It focuses on how ball lightning occurs in houses and aeroplanes - and how it can pass through glass.
"A crucial proof of any theory of ball lightning would be if the theory could be used to make ball lightning.
Lowke's theory also proposes that ball lightning is caused when leftover ions (electric energy), which are very dense,
are swept to the ground following a lightning strike.
Lowke proposes that ball lightning occurs in houses and aeroplanes when a stream of ions accumulates on the outside of
a glass window and the resulting electric field on the other side excites air molecules to form a ball discharge. The
discharge requires a driving electric field of about a million volts.
"Other theories have suggested ball lightning is created by slowly burning particles of silicon formed in a lightning
strike, but this is flawed. One of the ball lightning observations cited in this paper occurred when there was no
thunderstorm and was driven by ions from the aircraft radar operated at maximum power during a dense fog."
"After flying for about 15 minutes, there developed on the randome (radar cover) two horns of Saint Elmo's fire.
It looked as if the airplane now had bull's horns... they were glowing with the blue of electricity," former US Air
Force lieutenant Don Smith recalled the event.
This particular eye-witness account of ball lightning by two former US Air Force pilots, was used by Dr Lowke and
his team to verify the theory, giving the first mathematical solution explaining the birth or initiation of the phenomenon.
An Incredible Geological Phenomena
Earth is an amazing planet and our nature is full of wonders. We have previously written about incredible singing plants.
This time we would like to focus our readers' attention on another amazing geological phenomena, namely so-called growing stones.
It is difficult to image that stones can really grow, but these stones seem to be alive!
Still A Mystery: Are Baffling Clap Sounds Related To Aurora Borealis?
These strange sounds from aurora borealis have been reported by wilderness wanderers and other individuals but no connection has ever been proven.
For the first time, researchers at Aalto University in Finland have located where the sounds associated with the northern lights are created.
First Photo Ever Of The Entire North Pole As Seen From Space!
You have never seen the entire North Pole, not until now...
This is a unique photo showing for the first time the entire Artic region.
We have previously only been able to view parts of the North Pole, but in this very special version of
the Blue Marble image much more can be seen... Can you see your country on the image?
Stunning Satellite Photos Show America As Never Seen Before!
Incredible new satellite photos show America as you have never seen it before!
These stunning images reveal what the country looks like from the skies.
You can clearly see how the nation's transport and communication infrastructures work to power the vast nation on a daily basis.
Giant Underwater Canyon Zhemchug
Can Only Be Seen Entirely From Space
We continue to explore amazing places on our beautiful planet.
This time we take a journey deep beneath the oceans. Hidden beneath all that water are some of the biggest natural formations on earth.
Deep underwater we find the longest mountain ranges, the tallest volcanoes and the deepest canyons.
We might think that Grand Canyon is big, but it is nothing compared to Zhemchug that is so huge it can only be seen entirely from space!