blue jet

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Noun1.blue jet - atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
atmospheric electricity - electrical discharges in the atmosphere
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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
Christ the King dominated the 20- team tournament, with the Blue Jets finishing second and the Giants third ahead of fourth-placed Holbrooks Wildcats.
being joined by a family of upward electrical discharges, including blue jets, emerging directly from thunderstorm tops.
Scientists say the rare gigantic jets are part of Earth's global electric circuit--which includes the ground, thunderstorms, the ionosphere, blue jets, and even exotic forms of electricity called "sprites" and "elves" (see below).
Low-light television cameras in the hands of atmospheric researchers can now record sprites and blue jets at night from hundreds of miles away.
The rarest and lowest flashes, called blue jets, shoot from the tops of storms and flare out like the bell of a trumpet.
Sprites, elves, and blue jets are all forms of lightning.