On 14 May 2018, a strange phenomenon was photographed from an airplane: a strange A halo of light emanated from Earth to the sky, as if it were an inverted lightning bolt.
This fact made a great impression among the scientific community, as lightning usually only falls on the Earth’s surface from clouds, but not vice versa.
At that time, photographer Kevin Palivec decided to share the image with his acquaintances. until it fell into the hands of Levi Boggs, a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology Research.
According to what Boggs said Washington PostTo be able to explain the phenomenon decided to assemble a team of scientists and now, four years later, they have published the results in the specialized journal science advance,
According to what was published by the researcher, the original storm system that produced giant jets of light was different from most systems that usually generate this type of event, so it developed in the northern hemisphere spring, which is known Is not associated with a tropical climate and relatively high altitude.
After collecting a series of optical and radio data, they found that place and climatic conditions were the cause of this lightning. Whose range was also three times more than the normal beam.
In fact, according to the publication, it happened over 50 kilometers deep or over vigorous convection, which usually occurs in colder climates.
Again, the lightning is explained by the flash activity associated with the cloud and the charge structure of the storm”, the publication says.
Since there is no contrast between the charge of the cloud and the surface of the Earth, a negative force was created that is released only by an inverted beam.
Although they were able to explain why inverted lightning originated in the middle of the ocean, they were unable to determine whether it would happen again. Everything indicates that the climatic conditions for this event were unique and it could not happen again for several years.
Lightning struck near the White House in the United States; are suffering
At least two people were killed and two others seriously injured when lightning struck near the White HouseAs confirmed by police sources to CBS Network this Friday.
the dead were identified as James and Donna Muller, ages 76 and 75, Wisconsin nativesJoe was struck by lightning while passing through Lafayette Park, located in front of the residence of US President Joe Biden.
The report was given by the spokesman of the official fire department of the capital of the country, Vito Magiolo, who also said that Two adult men and two women affected by the natural phenomenon were taken to the nearest medical center in critical condition after receiving the effects.
Local police also confirmed that two of the injured were at risk of death, but they have not yet released their identities.
“We are saddened by the tragic death at Lafayette Park,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
The lightning incident was recorded on video and took place in Lafayette Park, just north of the White House. The events occurred during a major storm that struck the capital of the United States.
“Our hearts are with the families who have lost loved ones and we are praying for those who are still fighting for their lives,” a White House press official said.
According to officials’ reports, 4 victims were found very close to the statue of former US President Andrew Jackson. Seconds after lightning struck the White House, victims were treated by local police, in addition to Secret Service agents, whose role it is to ensure the safety of Joe Biden’s president.
A spokesman for the fire department also thanked There was a quick response from Secret Service agents when emergency agencies designated for these cases arrived. “I want to thank you because your agents – your officers – noticed this lightning strike and immediately began providing assistance to the four victims,” the spokesman said.