GLW8 full form

Meaning : Geophysics Luminous Phenomena over Water: Zigzag Phosphorescent Flash

Category : Science
Sub Category : Phenomena

What does GLW8 mean or stand for ?

Similar to the Aurora Borealis that occurs in the night sky in places close to the North Pole.It is created as a subsequent phenomena due to earths magnetic concentration in the North pole and Solarwinds.Electrically charged ions are formed that glow in various hues.

This strange light show is also observed over water bodies close to the poles,but the patterns of the light are different and the photo-luminescent flashes that occur  are probably due to different refractive indices of water and air.