From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 23:02:43 +0100 Archived: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 07:56:32 -0400 Subject: Re: Red Sprites And Blue Jets >From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:13:06 -0300 >Subject: Red Sprites And Blue Jets <snip> >For years, pilots observed these phenomenon (the phenomena) but >seldom reported them. The reason for this was the short duration >of the event-about a 10th of a second. Also, in many instances - >the blue jets-the lightning was travelling upward instead of >down and the pilots didn't want to be accused of seeing things- >like a mirage for instance and therefore being accused of seeing >things. <snip> >So now these poor reporters of phenomena, pilots, are >trepidatious about flying over thunderstorms just the same as >they are leery of flying near UAP which they don't report in the >classic sense anymore. They do report balloons though. It's >safer and still gets the position report out there for the next >plane transiting that airspace. Right Don, and there's another danger from '`blue jets' and maybe the sprites - gamma ray bursts regularly detected by satellites are now known to originate from these events. http://elf.gi.alaska.edu/#assoc http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/runaway/#gamma http://spp.astro.umd.edu/?n=lightning&temp= Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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