Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights: A Catalog of Geophysical Anomalies
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|Author||William R Corliss|
|ISBN||915554097 Invalid ISBN|
- Nothing catches the human eye and imagination as quickly as a mysterious light. All down recorded history, scientists and laymen alike have been seeing strange lightning, sky flashes, and unaccountable luminous objects.
- Typical subjects covered:
Horizon-to-horizon sky flashes * Episodes of luminous mists * Mountain-top glows (Andes glow) * Earthquake lights * Ball lightning with tails * Rocket lighting * Lightning from a clear sky * Ghost lights; ignis fatuus * Darting streaks of light (sleeks) * The milky sea and light wheels * Radar-stimulated phosphorescence of the sea * Double ball lightning * Luminous phenomena in tornados * Black auroras * [Picture caption: Luminous display over Mt. Noroshi during earthquake swarm]
- Comments from reviews "...the book is well-written and in places quite fascinating", Science Books.