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VOLCANO ERUPTION LIGHTNING STORM IN CHILE. Simon Barton: That's volcanic lightning produced within the explosive ash cloud during the the eruption!!

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National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010

Supercell Thunderstorm / which is to say this is not harry potter / via evan

Lightning storm during the last lunar eclipse. Photo taken by Chris Kotsiopoulos on the Greek Island of Ikaria in the Aegean.

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 time

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Capturing the force of nature: Dramatic photos show the brutality and beauty of Australia's changing seasons

December: Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay, Victoria by James Collier

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Amazing pictures: The lightning storm that engulfed an erupting volcano

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Volcano erupts in Chile

A cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno in southern Chile, 870 km south of Santiago June 5. Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in half a century on June 4 prompting evacuations for 3,500 people as it sent a cloud of ash that reached Argentina. The National Service of Geology and Mining said the explosion that sparked the eruption also produced a column of gas 10 kilometers (six miles) high, hours after warning of strong seismic activity in the area. (Claudio Santana/...

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