Thanks to Space Weather and the Solar Revolution we are remembering the art and science of our Essence! This is most recent citing of our Solar Revolution in action here is a visible citing of this Cosmic phenomenon over Hawaii July 26, 2017.
Sometimes called "space lightning," Gigantic Jets and their cousins the sprites are true space weather phenomena. They inhabit the upper atmosphere alongside auroras, meteors and noctilucent clouds. Some researchers believe they are linked to cosmic rays: subatomic particles from deep space striking the top of Earth's atmosphere produce secondary electrons that could, in turn, provide the spark for these upward bolts.
Above: A Gigantic Jet leaps up from a thunderstorm near Hawaii on July 24, 2017.This bolt and others like it in Gemini Cloudcam footage was noticed by Steve Cullen and processed by Frankie Lucena. Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA
The link to cosmic rays is particularly interesting at this time. For the past two years, space weather balloons have observed a steady increase in deep space radiation penetrating our atmosphere. This increase is largely due to the decline in the solar cycle. Flagging solar wind pressure and weakening sunspot magnetic fields allow more cosmic rays into the inner solar system--a trend which is expected to continue for years to come. These changes could add up to more Gigantic Jets in the future. Stay tuned!