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On Thursday 18 August, the sky above the Allgäu Public Observatory in southwestern Bavaria was an amazing sight, with the night lit up by two very different phenomena: one an example of advanced technology, and the other of nature’s dramatic power.    As ESO tested the new Wendelstein laser guide star unit by shooting a powerful laser beam into the atmosphere, one of the regio...See More — with Rose Aquino, Colette Fletcher, Rosabel Cintron Rosado and Kathy Harris.

On Thursday 18 August, the sky above the Allgäu Public Observatory in southwestern Bavaria was an amazing sight, with the night lit up by two very different phenomena: one an example of advanced technology, and the other of nature’s dramatic power. As ESO tested the new Wendelstein laser guide star unit by shooting a powerful laser beam into the atmosphere, one of the regio...See More — with Rose Aquino, Colette Fletcher, Rosabel Cintron Rosado and Kathy Harris.

Bolt from the blue: Jay Fine captured this incredible image as lightning strikes the Statue of Liberty in New York harbour

Huge lightning bolt strikes Statue of Liberty...and someone captures it on camera

Bolt from the blue: Jay Fine captured this incredible image as lightning strikes the Statue of Liberty in New York harbour

The storm was ferocious. Lightning struck nearly every apartment building and turned the dark chain link fence into a glowing mass of melted metal.

The storm was ferocious. Lightning struck nearly every apartment building and turned the dark chain link fence into a glowing mass of melted metal.

The Physics of the Plasma Universe by Anthony Peratt describes magma as a plasma, a medium containing moving charges. So we should expect volcanoes not only to exhibit electrical behavior but to have that behavior connected with the larger plasma environment, that is, to be elements in a larger electrical circuit.

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The Physics of the Plasma Universe by Anthony Peratt describes magma as a plasma, a medium containing moving charges. So we should expect volcanoes not only to exhibit electrical behavior but to have that behavior connected with the larger plasma environment, that is, to be elements in a larger electrical circuit.

Catatumbo Lightning - At the point where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, a constant lightning storm illuminates the sky for around 10 hours a night, for almost half the nights out of the year.

Catatumbo Lightning - At the point where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, a constant lightning storm illuminates the sky for around 10 hours a night, for almost half the nights out of the year.

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