Friday, May 9, 2008

Majesty Of Creation

Here are some incredible photos of a volcano erupting in Chile.
The mingling of lightning and ash seen above may be a "dirty thunderstorm." The little-understood storms may be sparked when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in the plume collide to produce static charges—just as ice particles collide to create charge in regular thunderstorms.
The full story from National Geographic here.

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