Electromagnetism news

Lightning in a stone circle

Robert sent in  this link - see image below ...

Key Symbol

A key symbol in Electric Universe and Plasma studies has popped up again ...

Comet Atlas

At https://spaceweather.com (16th March 2020) ... Comet Atlas is brightening - see image below. It is currently as bright as an 8th or 9th magnitude star (still too dim to with the naked eye but with a telescope pointed in the direction of Ursa Major you might be able to pick it up). However, the comet is hundreds of times brighter than astronomers predicted a few months ago - and it is still beyond the orbit of Mars (and a long way from the Sun, which is quiet in any case).

Solar Storm Whales

This story comes from https://spaceweather.com (February 28th 2020) ... the surprising way solar storms beach grey whales. They strand themselves on beaches for no apparent reason. No sign of injury, or illness, and no evidence of naval sonar in the vicinity. They just seem to get lost. The answer may have been found by researchers from Duke University and Adler Planetarium. Their results are published in Current Biology. Whales seem to have an internal compass. This allows them to navigate using magnetic fields much like birds and bees and various other animals.

Dune Aurora

At https://spaceweather.com (January 29th 2020) we have dunes in the sky, a form of aurora rippling through the northern skies. A paper published in the AGU Advances (January 28th 2020) describes the physics behind it. Dune shaped aurorae form in a narrow altitude range, 80 to 120km above the surface of the Earth. They have a pure monochromatic wavelength. They are also a mesopheric bore - resembling an atmospheric gravity wave that springs up from the surface below and becomes caught up in a thermal waveguide 100km high.

Transparent Crystals

At https://phys.org/news/2020-01-transparency-crystals-ultrahigh-piezoelect... ... ultra high piezo electricity in crystals causes them to become transparent - is this another feature of electricity in Earth and beyond Earth. In an experiment, AC electricity was added to a ferro electric piezoelectric crystal and it caused an enhanced effect, contrary to mainstream ideas. See https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1891-y

Lightning at Callanish

At https://phys.org/news/2017-06-secret-square-beneath-world-famous-avebury... ... back in the summer of 2017 we had a report on the discovery of a small square anomaly on geophys which was thought to be a megalithic construct with a tall standing stone within it - known for the last 80 years as the obelisk. The square feature was found within a stone circle at Avebury - but both square and stone circle were themselves within the bigger stone circle - and henge. Not a lot has been said about it of late, but no doubt some research is ongoing.

Hexagon Cyclones

I'm sure this story, or something like it has been up on Thunderbolts at some time or the other. At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/12/13/nasas-juno-navigators-enable-... ... NASAs Juno missio and a Jupiter discovery - six cyclones forming a hexagon pattern around a central cyclone at Jupiter's south pole. The discovery occurred back in November (2019) during a data gathering flyby of Jupiter.