Monday, March 11, 2013
I should have posted a waterfall.
This is Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan photographed by Martin Reitze early this year.
What's interesting about this volcano are the lightning bolts near the volcano's summit.
Scientists are still working out the cause of volcanic lightning from catapulting magma bubbles being electrically charged or charge inducing collisions in volcanic dust. Considering they haven't really worked out why lightning occurs in ordinary thunderstorms, it could be a while.
And for those who love lightning, it is usually occurring somewhere on Earth, typically over 40 times each second.