November 2, 2013

Amazing footage of an exploding Electrical Fireball in Lachine, Canada - Nov 1, 2013

The sky was lighting up with all kinds of colors and while shooting the thunderstorm, Huw Griffiths captured an electrical fireball.

The fireball continues its way over the power lines and explodes.

Huw Griffiths wonders whether it was just transformers blowing one by one or an unexplained natural phenomenon.

Ball lightning is an unexplained atmospheric electrical phenomenon. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is usually associated with thunderstorms, but lasts considerably longer than the split-second flash of a lightning bolt. Many of the early reports say that the ball eventually explodes.

 

3 comments:

  1. Best Ive seen yet.
    Awesome phenomenon.

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  2. "The sky was lighting up with all kinds of colors and while shooting the thunderstorm, Huw Griffiths captured an electrical fireball."

    Except that there was NO thunderstorm going on at the moment! I was in Chateauguay, around 8 to 10 km south of Lachine, just across the Lac St-Louis. I saw lights in the sky that seemed to me like aurora (northern lights). Colours changing on the horizon from red, blue, and green. The time was 19:15. I suspect this is actually what I saw, as the light was reflecting on the few clouds that were hanging low on the northern horizon.

    Anyone else saw the thing from far?

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  3. It was all great hands-on fun, courtesy of the Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department, and it was incredibly educational. Educational in the sense that it’s amazing how much technical and scientific information firefighters have to master these days, and that was mostly in the stuff we didn’t have to execute.

    You can see the image here

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