A very strange light phenomenon was captured in the sky above Greenwood, Indiana. It has the internet talking about the flaming like finger wave taking place among the clouds. A YouTuber was out riding his bike before a storm when he captured this video.
Following speculation of what this might be some believed that it is actually a light phenomenon known as a “crown flash” or even a “leaping sundog.” Crown flashes became widely recognized as a new meteorological phenomenon in the 1970s. NASA explained:
Upon inspection and contemplation, a leading hypothesis for its cause has now emerged. In sum, this hypothesis holds that a lightning discharge in a thundercloud can temporarily change the electric field above the cloud where charged ice crystals were reflecting sunlight. The new electric field quickly re-orients the geometric crystals to a new orientation that reflects sunlight differently.
In other words, a lightning discharge can cause a sundog to jump. Soon, the old electric field may be restored, causing the ice crystals to return to their original orientation. To help this curious phenomenon become better studied, sky enthusiasts with similar jumping or dancing sundog videos are encouraged to share them.
Here’s another one from Singapore
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