Monday 30 June 2014

Diminutive Ball Lightning Created Using a Holtz Electrostatic Generator - 1870

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From Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volume 19, an abstract from a paper by Cromwell Fleetwood Varley - "SOME EXPERIMENTS ON THE DISCHARGE OF ELECTRICITY THROUGH RAREFIED MEDIA AND THE ATMOSPHERE"

The phenomenon appears to be similar to the "air threads" described by Bill Beaty here

Varley's observations are mentioned in this discussion about ball lightning, from Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Volume 1, 1873 -

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