Thunder Cloud vs. Volcanic Plume; Light Show Ensues

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I know I only recently posted a lightning picture, but when I saw this shot, I had to post it. During an eruption of Rabaul volcano in Papua, New Guinea, Stephen O’Meara saw a stunning display in the angry skies.

“A storm cloud approached the volcano’s 2 km plume, and lightning began to arc between the two,” O’Meara said in the SpaceWeather.com article.

These events aren’t uncommon in the air surrounding hot, rising plumes of gas and ash, but some of the recent photography of such events are astounding.

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7 thoughts on “Thunder Cloud vs. Volcanic Plume; Light Show Ensues”

  1. Wow! That is one cool picture! Reminds me of the cartoon movie Hercules when Zeus and the gods are fighting the titans rising from the ground.

  2. Wow! That is one cool picture! Reminds me of the cartoon movie Hercules when Zeus and the gods are fighting the titans rising from the ground.

  3. That picture is great very colorful. i like that picture but volcanic plume light is very dangerous our health

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