'St. Elmo's Fire' Weather Phenomenon Captured From NOAA Plane

The crew of the NOAA 42 Kermit captured St. Elmo’s fire, a weather phenomenon, while flying over the North Atlantic on February 15.

The phenomenon, also known as a corona discharge, is “commonly observed on the periphery of propellers and along the wing tips, windshield, and nose of aircraft flying in dry snow, in ice crystals, or near thunderstorms,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Credit: Lt. Josh Rannenberg, NOAA Corps via Storyful