What is St. Elmo’s Fire?



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    It’s an electrical weather phenomenon that happens during thunderstorms or volcanic explosions. It appears as a blue or violet charge coming from a grounded object. It was named after the patron saint of Sailors. (It’s also the name of a movie and a song.)

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    St. Elmo’s Fire is a weather phenomenon involving a gap in electrical charge similar to lightning. Physically, St. Elmo’s fire is a bright blue or violet glow, appearing like fire in some circumstances, from tall, sharply pointed structures such as lightning rods, masts, spires and chimneys, and on aircraft wings. It was named after St. Erasmus of Formiae (also called St. Elmo), the patron saint of sailors.

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