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For the first time, scientists have been able to "see" and trace lightning inside a plume of ash spewing from an actively erupting volcano.
When Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano began rumbling back to life in January, a team of researchers scrambled to set up a system called a Lightning Mapping Array that would be able to peer through the dust and gas of any eruption that occurred to the lightning storm happening within. Lightning is known to flash in the tumultuous clouds belched out during volcanic eruptions.
Raw Power sure does have its beauty however, when it is respectfully observed from a safe distance that is.
Originally posted by Republican08
Wonder if there is any difference between that lightning and the regular lightning? Probably a dumb question but doesn't hurt to ask?