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June 23, 2015

Photo & Video – Lightning from a Volcanic Eruption & Ash Cloud

As a Chilean volcano erupted in April 2015, photographers were able to capture some incredible lightning-related images. As the ash cloud from a Volcanic eruption rises through the air, the smoke particles buildup a static charge and can be a trigger for Lightning Strikes. This is commonly observed phenomenon during eruptions around the world…Proving that you don’t need a thunderstorm to create lightning!

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Video Footage of the Eruption and Lightning (YouTube):

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