Particles of ash become positively or negatively charged as they shoot upwards in a volcanic plume. The imbalance is restored to neutral when lightning flows between the positive and negative regions of the cloud. I would love to see this! Puyehue Chile, June 5, 2011

Puyehue Chile, June 5, 2011

Particles of ash become positively or negatively charged as they shoot upwards in a volcanic plume. The imbalance is restored to neutral when lightning flows between the positive and negative regions of the cloud. I would love to see this! Puyehue Chile, June 5, 2011

Texas heart tornado - the middle of the heart is a 3rd tornado forming - scary. Shut the front door!

Is There a Message Hidden in Something that Intrigues?

Texas heart tornado - the middle of the heart is a 3rd tornado forming - scary. Shut the front door!

This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. Freakishly awesome!

This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. Freakishly awesome!

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