Blue light was found to flow above the clouds capable of affecting the Earth’s greenhouse gases. This important discovery was made using ASIM established by the European Space Agency. Blue lightning shines on the clouds on the Pacific island of Nauru.
These blue lights are capable of transmitting energy up to 50 km out of the clouds. Their lifespan is less than a moment, which makes it difficult to recognize their presence. For that reason, it is difficult to see them from the earth. But it was relatively easy to observe blue light from the International Space Station at an altitude of 400 km from Earth.
Researchers hope that learning more about blue electricity will help them understand the same energy flow in the atmosphere. It is also thought to accelerate the concentration of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.
In 2018, ASIM will establish the European Space Agency on the International Space Station. It is equipped with optical cameras, photometers and X-ray-gamma ray detectors. ASIM detected five blue lighting in only ten milliseconds. ASIM has also recorded ultraviolet currents in the ionosphere 80 km above the Earth.
Researchers have described blue electricity as a stream of energy in the atmosphere that lasts only a few milliseconds. To date, blue lightning is one of many natural phenomena unknown to humans on our planet. An international team of scientists has brought this phenomenon to the attention of the world. The study was published in the journal Nature.
English Summary: The International Space Station detects an electric blue ‘jet’ upstream from thundering clouds