Extreme High Voltage: AnAtmoSphere: Cathode Central Sphere Solar Electrode
The central spherical electrode is connected to the negative output of the flyback transformer.
It becomes like the Sun, which is probably negatively charged because it’s blowing out protons in the solar wind. Maybe.
At any rate, the central sphere assumes the character and features of a star: it has a photosphere that emits the light, a solar-like corona extending beyond that and at a different color temperature, it has flares and “sunspots”, and it induces anode plumes that are very like the plumes and jets from comets as they approach the sun.
When the polarity is reversed, as in the next video, where the central sphere is anodic, it becomes a planet. It is uncanny how much it resembles Jupiter’s moon Io, in tiny miniature.
The fractal nature of electrical phenomena has long been known. Tiny, low energy discharges exhibit the same basic forms and behaviours as discharges at huge energies and vast spatial extent…. only the time scale can differ. The tiny sparks from my TinselKoil resemble in every detail the incredibly more powerful phenomenon of lightning. Why not have a planet or sun model in a jar, showing the same kinds of electrical events that happen out in space, but in rapid miniature right on the lab bench?