Wednesday, May 07, 2008

VOLCANO

This image is from NASA showing the ash plume from the Chaiten Volcano as it streams across Argentina to the sea.

As the volcano continues to erupt through the night, it creates its own electrical storm complete with massive lightning bolts.




12 comments:

Kirsten said...

Wow.

Jayne said...

Those are some fantastically hot pics - even for Hot Hunk Thursday!

River said...

I love volcanoes. From a distance of course.....

Brian Hughes said...

Are you sure that's not just John Prescot setting fire to his farts again?

Bwca said...

we are all hurtling through outer space in the pitch dark

clinging to a revolving ball of molten rock

this makes so many things ... unimportant.

JahTeh said...

Radio carbon dating has its last eruption in 7420 BC (Fleetwood's birth date) so it's got a sizable lava plug choking in its throat. It will either blow out the side like Mt St Helen's or straight up like Vesuvius.

Thank you little Bwca but it doesn't apply to me, I'm an alien from another planet which is not in the process of blowing itself to smithereens. I have room in the space ship for friends....bring the Bombay.

Brian Hughes said...

I keep telling you Witchy...I'm not that old. It's just my jokes that are.

Ann O'Dyne said...

the people I am house-sitting for are at/on Mount St.Helens in Washington State right now.

That middle photo is absolutely fantastic and I wish I knew more about how it was taken.

R.H. said...

Sweetiepies.

Lord Sedgwick said...

They lok like the pics I got when i had my last gastroscopy.

(BTW, there is a God - his/her name is Nexium.)

JahTeh said...

I know I shouldn't jest about your age Fleetwood, sensitive lad that you are.

The pryoclastic cloud superheats the air causing the lightning so all you have to do is stand far enough away and put it on film. Mt St Helen's still having a rumble but no real eruption. The heat melted the glacier that had built up round the lava dome though.

The return of Rh *screams of terror from the latte set* *bells and whistling from blogdom*.

Fire and brimstone Sedgwick as he's known as around these here parts.

Middle Child said...

I am with Kirsten "WOW" what else can be said?