blue jet

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Synonyms for blue jet

atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward

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Low-light television cameras in the hands of atmospheric researchers can now record sprites and blue jets at night from hundreds of miles away.
being joined by a family of upward electrical discharges, including blue jets, emerging directly from thunderstorm tops.
Since they uncovered these strange goings-on above the clouds only a few years ago, scientists have been developing increasingly far-reaching explanations for flashes of red ``sprites,'' blue jets and flickering red halos called ``elves'' high in the atmosphere.
Ryan Mania parts company with Blue Jet at Southwell
Chenille stripe blinds in blue jet fabric are perfect partners to the silver look venetian blinds.
Paul Mulrennan left himself one winner short of his half-century for the year aboard Cashleen, a debut winner for Kevin Ryan in the second division of the 6f fillies' maiden, while Richard Whitaker maintained his excellent run with Blue Jet, who was a decisive winner of the 1m6f seller under Tom Eaves after being backed from 20-1 to 7-1.
Richard Whitaker pulled off a 33-1 shock in the 1m6f maiden when his 45-rated Blue Jet pipped the odds-on Gordonsville in the hands of Dean McKeown.
nDraw for Swaffham coursing, December 28: Cudham Shy v Eastern Way, Wood Gnat v Fish And Chips, Lift The Rocket v Smuts Black, Foxdene Phoenix v Walshs Pride; Ted Chapman Cup: Stanford v Cromerhall Duke, Distant Smoke v Best Millennium, Arbroath Schlock v Widow Schwartz, Shauns Chap v Oporto; Lester Kent Cup: Anglian Kris v Blue Streak Lift, Blue Jet Boy v Hugo Is Back, Bracken Lode v Another Kalamity, Eastern Moll v Wood Crystal; David Needham Puppy Cup: Goldbury Winkle v Country Rain, Hammerman Max v Great Toby, Wood Swynrafton v Shockwave Medusa, Onrush Polly O v Harpo Marx.
Sky Blue Jet was an impressive trial stake winner at New Ross and then ran-up in the all age at Carlow.
Blue Jet (Joe Carr) just holds The Schemer (Harry Blackshaw/Michael Nuttal) in the seller, while Clem Boy (Geoff Toft) gets the better of Royal Russet (Jeremy Hindley/Tony Kimberley) in the first leg of the 10-furlong maiden.
Crafty Harmony, Black Rock House, and Blue Jet Boy, a half-brother to 1997 Waterloo Cup semi-finalist Blue Jet Lass, all ran up for Trial Stakes last season.
The Smoky Mountain Air Show for most of the people is an opportunity to catch a glimpse of those popular blue jets tearing over the sky.
Since the team's inception in 1953, more than 350 million people in all 50 states and more than 60 countries have witnessed the distinctive red, white and blue jets in thousands of aerial demonstrations.
Air Force Blue jets away to victory in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket
Atmospheric phenomena: Red Sprites, Elves and Blue Jets