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originally posted by: Aliquandro
After watching a few more vids and reading some of the users' supplied links (thank you ATS) I'm starting to get how this can be a totally natural occurrence.
Ice crystals (that are highly reflective) are aligned by the electrically charged clouds, which are made up of masses of smaller circular balls. As a result, these balls of reflective ice crystals create a beam of reflective sunlight that morphs and jumps from ball to ball within the stormcloud as the electrical charge surges around. The end result is like a really bright and surreal disco ball lit by the sun. Probably rare since the alignment to the horizon, brightness of the sun, and a ton of other factors.
Ironically this also seems a bit like what the military said they were using HAARP for in my limited understanding. Something about heated ionosphere to create a mirror to bounce satellite radio waves off of. I see why that angle is appealing to some.
originally posted by: spacemanjupiter
I thought this was fake at first since the video ended abruptly and I see no other videos present from other people, most with decent 1080p cell phone cameras now days... But I think it's actually real after seeing some other videos that are without question the same phenomena.
One post stated "I saw this video on the spaceweather web site. I guess it's a rare phenomenon in which the sun light is hitting a cloud and reflecting off it's surface, and as the cloud builds and moves, so do the sun beams. ".
I'm sure there is a logical and mundane explanation for it.. charged particles within an electric field due to lightning, changing position in unison as the field changes, creating the illusion of a single 'object' such as a light source or beam, cloud movements also affecting refraction and adding to the effect.
originally posted by: BlubberyConspiracy
This could be a circular polarizing filter being turned in front of the camera.
Would be interesting to see if more videos surface, and look for any reports or 9/11 calls.
Sundogs? Maybe, but the other halos and things are usually only associated with very cold, icy weather. As far as I know, it is summertime in Greenwood, Indiana USA..
originally posted by: ausername
There is phenomenal energy in the skies especially within clouds and weather systems. Too bad we haven't discovered ways to collect and/or use it.
Maybe other things have and are?