A well-known pop song talks about setting fire to the rain, and I'm wondering if that's possible.
My first thought was that if you had oil droplets in the clouds, then those could be ignited as they fell, but I have no idea if it's possible to get oil droplets in the clouds.
Using real-life physics and chemistry, is it possible to set rainfall on fire?
- By "set rainfall on fire" I mean, there are liquid drops falling from the sky, and those drops end up being on fire by the time they hit the ground. I would prefer it if the rain appears to be natural rain until it lights on fire. Ideally it is natural rain, but I'm not sure how to light natural water on fire.
- Assume current technology levels, but not necessarily existing technology. So if you need to invent some specialized machinery to make it work, that's fine as long as the invention is currently plausible.
- you can ignore financial and legal limitations. I'm only asking whether it's physically possible.
- This question touches on setting fire to the rain, but it is not a duplicate because it is asking about manipulating atoms with your mind, not real physics.