Cockpit Footage of St. Elmo's Fire

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View from the cockpit showing the coronal discharge known as St. Elmo’s fire (actually plasma not fire). The electric field around the object causes ionization of the air molecules, producing a faint glow easily visible in low-light conditions. Approximately 100 - 3000 kV per meter is required to induce the effect; though this number is greatly dependent on the geometry of the object in question.

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