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Volume 8, issue 1 | Copyright
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 8, 53-56, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-8-53-2017
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Short note 12 Jun 2017

Short note | 12 Jun 2017

Ball lightning: a Renaissance account from Zafra (Spain)

José M. Vaquero
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An analysis is given of the account of a globe of fire observed in Zafra (Spain) in the middle of the 16th century. During a strong storm, Conde Don Pedro observed what he described as a globe of fire that was directed against the city and abruptly changed course. He attributed the change in course to a miracle. He described neither any damage nor sound.
An analysis is given of the account of a globe of fire observed in Zafra (Spain) in the middle...
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