Thursday, April 30, 2020
One wonders what was the last legitimate performance here, and what the crowd was like. Since that night, the slow decay, but still, much grace and beauty remains.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, SanPetersburg, Russia was built on the place where Tsar Alexander II of Russia was killed, victim of an attack on March 13, 1881.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The explanation: The current hypothesis for why the phenomenon occurs is that sunlight is reflecting off or refracting through tiny ice crystals above the crown of a cumulonimbus cloud. These ice crystals are aligned by the strong electro-magnetic effects around the cloud, so the effect may appear as a tall streamer, pillar of light, or resemble a massive flash of a searchlight / flashlightbeam through the clouds. When the electro-magnetic field is disturbed by electrical charging or discharges (typically, lightning flashes) within the cloud, the ice crystals are re-orientated causing the light pattern to shift, at times very rapidly and appearing to 'dance' in a strikingly mechanical fashion.