Ball lightning: a Renaissance account from Zafra (Spain)
- 1Departamento de Física, Universidad de Extremadura, 06800 Mérida, Spain
- 2Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Agua, Cambio Climático y Sostenibilidad (IACYS), Universidad de Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Abstract. 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.