St. Elmo's fire

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St. Elmo's fire on a ship at sea

St. Elmo's fire (an aa St. Elmo's licht[1][2]) is a wather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is creatit bi a coronal discharge frae a sharp or pyntit object in a strang electric field in the atmosphere (such as those generated bi thunnerstorms or creatit bi a volcanic eruption).

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  1. Darwin, Charles R. (1839). Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe. Journal and remarks. 1832-1836. London: Henry Colburn. p. 619.
  2. The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online