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Re: [TCML] Little white balls within streamers
Perhaps energy vortices, similar to vortices in a fast running stream.
Mathematical equivalent using fractals.
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:16 PM, bartb <bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> This is a well known fact with streamers, but I'm not sure how well known
> the reason is. Streamer now and then show little white balls of light within
> the streamers. With one photo of my SISG, I all of a sudden realized the
> spark is spiraling around itself and continuing on. That bit of spiral delay
> puts more light to the camera lens and it appears as a bright spot. Most of
> the time, it's just little balls of light, but I think this particular photo
> shows the spiral during a capture of some banjo effects. You can see the
> streamer spiraling around itself and how the brightness increases at those
> points. I think in tight streamers this occurs also, but more difficult to
> detail without something like this banjo effect capture.
> Just seemed interesting.
> Take care,
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