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Mother Nature is beautiful and amazing Volcanic lightning aka “dirty thunderstorms.” When it comes to volcanic eruptions, mile-high ash clouds and geysers of molten lava grab most of the attention. But lightning often accompanies the blasts, and...

Eruption of Sakurajima 2/24/2013 - island of Kyushu, Japan. Sakurajima has shown elevated activity during the past four years

Feb 2010 Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning Credit & Copyright: Martin Rietze (Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth) Pictured above, the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting early last month. Magma bubbles so hot they glow shoot away as liquid rock bursts through the Earth's surface from below. The above image is particularly notable, however, for the lightning bolts caught near the volcano's summit. Why lightning occurs even in common thunderstorms remains a topic of…

Stunning photos of lightning strikes over Japanese volcano eruption

>Stunning photos of lightening strikes over Japanese volcano eruption These breathtaking photos were taken by Martin Rietze, a self-proclaimed “volcano-chaser” and the creative force behind the Alien...

Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning Seeing lightning flash across the sky often instills a sense of power and awe. Couple it with an volcanic eruption and...well, here it is.