Image Analysis

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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.

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