St. Elmo’s Fire – This phenomenon often appears on the masts of ships and various parts of airplanes. It is a luminous electrical discharge often indicating that a thunderstorm is nearby. In figures 62 through 65 we see examples of St. Elmo’s fire.
Figure 62 – St. Elmo’s fire coming up off the front of the cockpit.
Figure 63 – St. Elmo’s fire on the end of a helicopter’s blades.
Figure 64 – The windshield of an aircraft.
Figure 65 – At 30,000 feet in the dark, you would have no idea this is an aircraft enveloped in St. Elmo’s fire.