Green fireballs and ball lightning

  title={Green fireballs and ball lightning},
  author={Stephen Hughes},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1427 - 1448}
  • S. Hughes
  • Published 8 May 2011
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
This paper presents evidence of an apparent connection between ball lightning and a green fireball. On the evening of the 16 May 2006 at least three fireballs were seen by many people in the skies of Queensland, Australia. One of the fireballs was seen passing over the Great Divide about 120 km west of Brisbane, and soon after, a luminous green ball about 30 cm in diameter was seen rolling down the slope of the Great Divide. A detailed description given by a witness indicates that the… 

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