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Originally posted by neonmeatdream
Yeah these are truly amazing pics. Nature never fails to create ultimate beauty and terror all at the same time. Just imagine what it must have been like thousands of years ago.... No wonder sacrifices were made to the angry gods!
Volcanic lightning is still a mystery, though it may be that electrically charged silica—part of magma—interacts with the atmosphere when it flies out of a volcano, Steve McNutt of the Alaska Volcano Observatory told National Geographic News in February 2010.