Scientists have unraveled the phenomenon of ball lightning

Ученые разгадали феномен шаровой молнии

It’s all in the bubble of air.

Still unsolved phenomenon of ball lightning has got a new explanation. Russian scientist Vladimir torchigin keywords suggested that it is a natural phenomenon caused by the refraction of photons of light in a bubble of air, reports the with reference for a New time.

First discovered in the nineteenth century, the fireball is still a subject of controversy and disagreement in the scientific community. While there are only hypotheses about the nature of ball lightning, since no reliable physical explanation of this phenomenon is not detected.

In the early 2000s, the representative of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir torchigin keywords suggested that ball lightning is just tiny particles of light — photons — which are closed in a kind of air bubble, the size of a grapefruit, and have nothing to do with the release of the electric charge in the atmosphere.

A controversial hypothesis by Russian scientist found strong evidence that when a couple of years ago in China, ball lightning was accidentally spotted spectrographs, and specialists researched the electromagnetic spectrum.

Despite the fact that scientists from around the world, including Torchigin, repeatedly supplemented and altered the hypothesis, given the latest data, the Russian researcher came to the conclusion that ball lightning appears due to the electric compression of air and light inside it.

This effect is called electrostriction pressure or force of the Abraham-Lorentz — oscillations of air particles in the absorption of electromagnetic radiation. Torchigin keywords writes that when the “right conditions” and subject to strong electromagnetic radiation from lightning in the atmosphere the rare optical effect, when the compressed air prevents the free movement of light (photons) and literally locks it in a thin spherical layer.

Just like a lens, this bowl refracts light, which rotates within it in all directions, which, in fact, is a fireball on the assumption Torchigin.

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The study’s author also suggested several physical models that can experimentally prove or disprove his hypothesis. However, even this description does not explain other more complex types of ball lightning, who observed scientists.

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