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From Rome, GA. Oh My Goodness!
Photos, Lightning, Nature, Beautiful, Cloud, Volcanoes, Tornadoes, Storms, Mothers Natural
These photos were taken in 2008, in Chile, when the Chaitén volcano erupted for the first time in 9000 years. The eruption also caused a spectacular lightning storm. This can happen when the hot gas and ash rises through the cooler atmosphere, causing a transfer of charge. The excess of electrons within the cloud makes it act like a capacitor, and if all the conditions are correct, huge electrical discharges may be observed as bolts of lightning during volcanic eruptions.
This is NOT a lightening tornado! It's the eruption of Chile’s Chaitén volcano. The plume of ash is thought to generate enough static electricity to cause what is called a “dirty thunderstorm” in the same way that colliding ice particles provide the juice for regular thunderstorms. Scary but beautiful at the same. #nature #science #inspiration #storm
Mother Nature at her awesome best. Makes for a spectacular photo, but I don't think I'd like to be nearby when a lightning struck tornado rocks by!!!
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